Study Blog Student Blogger
We are looking for pro-active, reliable and enthusiastic Undergraduate and Taught Masters students from all disciplines to write about their life and study at Warwick.
The Study Blog has a wide readership, and supports the Library’s aim to bring students together to share their experiences, advice and tips online. Covering all aspects of study, your posts should provide a fair and candid opinion into your study life at Warwick, and help other students through your insights and flair for inspired writing. Our readership targets Warwick undergraduates and Masters students.
We are open to hearing your ideas on blogs that you think (perhaps from your experience) could make a real difference to Warwick students. We already have many blog posts so we will be looking for creative new ideas to increase the range of experiences and insight that these blogs contain. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with our blogs before applying. Inventiveness and humour are welcome, and we want posts that are friendly, encouraging and informative.
Application: Please submit a Word Document which includes:
- A Cover Letter, detailing any relevant experience (no more than 250 words).
- A sample blog post that you have written on a topic of your choosing (approx 650 words). The post should be suitable for our readers visiting the Study Blog during term 2.
Please note – applications without a sample blog post will not be considered.
Posts from successful applicants will receive notes from the Editor, and may then be used as your first paid post. Successful applicants will then be offered the opportunity to write additional posts for the Study Blog platform.
- Produce a minimum of 4 blog posts (400-800 words per post).
- To give tips, insights and information that may be useful to undergraduate and Masters students.
- To write on particular topics (including researching and writing assignments, maintaining work and life balance, preparing for exams, giving presentations, managing dissertations and using Warwick Library), potentially also with particular audiences in mind (e.g. mature students, students from a variety of different departments, new students or more experienced students).
- To draw on your own experiences of study life at Warwick in your writing, and ensure the factual accuracy and truthfulness of all aspects of your post.
- Attempt to reply to comments left on your blog if they are asking questions about studying at Warwick. If there are questions you can’t answer or need help, you can contact the Blog Editor or member of the Community Engagement Team.
- To respond to suggested edits, and reach agreement with the Blog Editor.
- We ask for a photograph and a short bio from each successful blogger.
- Once successful, you will be asked to watch a training video and/or attend a brief meeting/training session with our Blog Editor if necessary.
- Experience of being a student at Warwick, and an insight into the challenges and rewards of doing an undergraduate or Master’s degree.
- Ability to write engaging blog posts about all aspects of studying at Warwick.
- Ability to cover a variety of topics in your posts.
- Good written communication skills and a friendly and approachable style of writing
- Able to produce a minimum of 4 blog posts over the academic year.
- Previous experience of relevant writing (e.g. blogs) – please provide examples where possible.
- Start Date: ASAP
- End date: 31st July 2022
- Ad deadline: Sunday 24th October 2021