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: studentcomms@reading.ac.uk

 


Guidelines

Writing guidelines:

  • 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.

Format guidelines

  • 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 – studentcomms@reading.ac.uk