Looking to find new audiences for your research and ideas? Fancy the chance to write for a professional website? Interested in helping future students understand what finding - and studying - a PhD is really like?
Getting involved with the FindAPhD could be your opportunity to do all three.
Guest authors are an important part of what we do here at the FindAPhD blog and we're looking for some more of them.
FindAPhD exists to help future postgraduates find their ideal PhD research opportunities (it's in the name).
But that's not all we do.
Our PhD blog is a big part of this process. Since launching the platform in 2016 we've published articles on everything from PhD myths and application tips to the different types of supervisor, student wellbeing and career planning.
Fancy joining them? We'd love to hear from:
... or anyone else with a viewpoint on doctoral research or a story to share with our audience.
We know that the guest authors who write for us are busy - particularly if they've got a PhD to apply for (or research!).
That's why we've done our best to ensure that contributing to the FindAPhD blog is as simple and stress-free as possible.
Posts don't have to be long (many of the pieces we publish are between 700-1,000 words).
And, unlike your PhD, a blog topic doesn't have to offer a significant original contribution to knowledge. It just needs to share some experiences or advice that would be useful to future PhD students. If you'd be interested to read about a topic as a future PhD student, we'd probably like to post about it.
Most importantly, you don't need to be an established blogger to get involved here. In fact, you don't even need to have blogged before. Our Content Team will provide feedback and guidance to make sure your posts are something to be proud of.
Of course, if you do have experience blogging, that's great too. We'd be happy to provide a link back to your own blog and help you grow your network.
Whatever your background, we also want blogging for us to be worthwhile and rewarding. Sadly, that doesn't mean we'll be able to come and write up your PhD for you.
But we can offer:
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, all you need to do is...
Think you'd enjoy guest blogging for us? Got a story to share, or a neat idea for a blog topic?
All you need to do is email us via editor[at]findaphd.com
There's no need to send in a CV, formal application or writing samples (though if you do have a personal blog, we'd love to read it). Simply say a little about yourself and let us know if you have any ideas for posts.
And if you don't know what you'd like to write about yet... it doesn't matter. Get in touch anyway and we'll see if we can come up with a topic that would suit you.
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