How to apply

If you would like to become a student blogger please contact:  learningdevelopmentblog@lancaster.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid position.

Job description

  • To write a total of 1-2 blog posts between 500-600 words per term on experiences of learning at Lancaster which could include:
  • Coursework/assignments
  • Test tips
  • Study/life balance
  • University study habits
  • Independent study
  • Study Strategies
  • Dissertations
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Exams and coursework
  • Balancing time
  • Home sickness
  • Motivation/positivity
  • Networking – academics, peers, classmates
  • Developing confidence in studying and verbal communication in class
  • Finding personal study habits Exam prep, revision, study schedules
  • Group study- group revision
  • Presentations
  • Stress and anxiety around exams
  • Preparation for the next academic year
  • How to get started
  • Time management and organisation
  • Expectations/worries and the reality
  • Tools for study
  • Lancaster study environment
  • Major and minors/enrolment
  • Library tips
  • Technology- iLancaster app
  • Terminology
  • What to expect from lecturers/seminars/labs etc.

Person specification

  • Must be a student studying in the academic year 2019/20.
  • Must be comfortable in sharing learning experiences with pre-arrival and existing students with the aim of developing their confidence in their own study practices.

Skill development

This post will develop your skills in communicating to a range of different audiences as well as developing a range of writing styles. As you will be writing about your own learning experiences we also believe that you will develop skills in reflective learning, which is a valuable skill for your academic study and your future career.