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Why You Should Write for FindAPhD

Are you interested in writing for a professional website? Do you have a unique perspective on postgraduate study that you’d like to share with a wide audience?

We’re looking for prospective, current and former PhD students to write for our blog!

Keep reading to find out who we’re looking for and what’s in it for you.

Who are we looking for?

Since 2016, our blog has offered information, advice, inspiration and news updates to those considering or studying a PhD.

We’re keen to bring in a wide range of perspectives from students with first-hand experience, to give our readers an inside look into what postgraduate study is really like – which is where you come in!

You could be thinking about doing a PhD and interested in sharing what it’s like to find and apply for projects. Or you could be a current or former student, ready to provide insights into the postgraduate experience.

What’s involved?

We want the experience of blogging for us to be fun, flexible and rewarding.

Posts don't have to be long (we tend to publish pieces at around 700-1,000 words), and you don't need to be an established blogger or an experienced writer. Our editors will offer feedback and advice to get the best out of your ideas and help make your blogs something to be proud of.

There are also no ongoing commitments or deadlines. We’re always interested in hearing more from our bloggers, but we know that postgraduate study is demanding. Some of our writers give us a blog every now and then, some once a month, it’s really up to you!

What’s in it for me?

Writing for our website gives you the opportunity to get your work in front of a large and diverse online audience. FindAhD receives over 130,000 monthly visitors, and our weekly newsletter goes out to approximately 150,000 subscribers. We also regularly feature blog posts on our social media channels.

Publishing on a professional website will be an excellent addition to your CV, whether you’re considering a career in content creation or not! Plus, if you have your own blog and are looking to build your readership, writing for FindAPhD is a great way to expand your network. We’re happy to link to (relevant) content at the bottom of blogs we publish to help you attract new readers!

We’re also keen to help you improve your writing. We’ll offer you the same detailed editorial feedback that we do our own content creators.

Here’s what some of our previous guest bloggers have said about working with us:

“I really enjoy being a guest blogger on FindAPhD because it allows me to share my PhD experience and advice with others. The team are very friendly and always encourage you to write about what you’re passionate about. I recommend guest blogging so you can develop your writing skills while helping other PhD students.”

Charlotte Boyd, PhD student in Cancer Research, Sheffield Hallam University

“Personally (and from supervisor tips), I think that getting any experience of being involved with any kind of published work is so so SO beneficial to any postgrad, PhD in particular! Being a guest blogger has been rewarding as not only does it get your voice out there, but also helps in other publishing prospects. My previous post was shared among all university staff (thanks to my supervisor) and I had various staff sending their comments to me directly, which is so encouraging (handy when motivation is depleted when doing a PhD).”

Domi Benton, part-time PhD Law student, Cardiff University

“Being a guest blogger throughout my PhD has been great. The blogs are a chance to share my experience with prospective students (all the things I wish I’d known!) as well as with current students to create a sense of community online. I always feel uplifted after writing my monthly piece and would recommend everyone to give it a go. Everyone at FindAPhD is so friendly and it is a great organisation to be involved in. You get lots of support from an editor so even if you haven’t written blogs before you can still do it!”

Holly Giles, PhD student in Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading

I’m in! What’s next?

If all this sounds good to you, we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us an email at editor@findaphd.com. No need to provide a CV, writing samples, or a completed piece – just let us know a little bit about you and what you’d like to write about and we’ll follow up with you.

And if you don't yet have a topic in mind... it doesn't matter! Get in touch anyway and we'll see if we can come up with one that would suit you.

Last Updated: 18 April 2024