Student Services, Academics, Students, collaborate with Student Communications – blog for us!
Supporting students has never been more essential to the work we all do. So, we want to create a hub of information for students, highlighting Student Services, University events, relevant advice and useful topics.
You have the expertise in your area; whether you are a student, work in finance, accommodation, disability support, or wellbeing. The blog is a real chance to dig deeper and give tailored/detailed information on a topic – information that might be hard to find/not exist on Essentials.
We would love to have you contribute to our Student Services News blog to make it a real success.
What can you contribute?
Events – Submit your events for our calendar http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/student-services-news/events/
Blog – Submit your news, advice or topics – http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/student-services-news/
What should I write about?
The Student Communications team can help you with this, but we want to hear about the topics and advice that you feel is relevant to students.
E.g. Freshers – managing a budget.
We are open to a variety of content, live events, videos, interviews, podcasts or written.
Once we have a new blog or event, we will also promote via our Twitter channels, spreading the word throughout the University.
How can I submit?
Simply get in touch via the form below or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Language: Simple and clear, with an active and helpful voice
- Tone (variable depending on situation/audience): Approachable, friendly, professional, enthusiastic, supportive, honest
- Voice (consistent with your personality): This is your character, and how you convey it. For these purposes, it should be your own style (i.e. witty, informal), but approachable, helpful, reassuring, and considering the audience.
- Maximum 500 words long
- Include an image; not a stock photo if possible
- Adhere to the tone mentioned above
- Include a call to action (something for the reader to do or consider as a result of reading your article) and links to further information where necessary
- Broken up appropriately via bulleted lists and paragraph breaks
Videos/podcasts or specialist content – we can give you advice on this
Creating this type of content is engaging and something we encourage. If you are interested in creating specialised content, get in contact – email@example.com