Launching our Paid Blogs from Student Writers

Posted on: 20 January 2022

Throughout the past eighteen months, Student Hubs has been working on our inclusion strategy, exploring more ways in which we can diversify our work, support inclusion and accessibility, and create focused goals for this work. Equality, diversity and inclusion has always been at the heart of our approach, and in the last eighteen months we have worked to introduce and pilot new initiatives across our team to increase our impact. 

One aspect of this approach we are excited to launch today focuses on the use of this blog, and how we create more platforms for student voice in our work. As a result, Student Hubs are happy to announce that we are taking proposals for future blog posts as a paid opportunity for students to write for us, and share their views. 

We are paying students for this opportunity as we want to make it accessible for as many students as possible. We value your time, opinions, and input, and want to provide fair compensation for these efforts on behalf of us and our blog. 

Logistics and blog creation

Key information about this opportunity includes: 

  • You do not need to be a part of our Hub network to take up this role. We welcome any UK student to get in touch, just as our webinars remain free and accessible for any student. 
  • We welcome proposals by our Hub alumni, although do note as we have limited budget for these opportunities, we may prioritise student authors. 
  • This is a paid opportunity, with the blog author being paid £40 by Student Hubs for the creation and publication of their piece. Students will be paid upon completion and publication. 
  • This opportunity only extends at this time to our national blog at, it does not include our local Hub webpages’ blogs. 
  • In order to apply, you will need to follow the instructions below. 

Our Partnerships and Development Director Fiona will be supporting you in writing and editing the piece, and content and scope will be pre-agreed before the piece is written. We would expect 2-3 meetings/calls to take place across the process to first hear more about the idea, agree the blog piece’s scope, and check in about the final piece. We may have more meetings/calls than this if required. 

Submitting your idea

All blog writers need to submit a proposal through our form which can be found here. Even if you have questions, we would recommend completing this form in the first instance, as there is space for you to ask for support or input.  

We are open to a range of topics and ideas. You might want to write a piece about your experience volunteering, engaging the community, the impact of the pandemic, social or environmental action, or to align with a national topic of conversation (e.g. Student Volunteering Week, awareness days, weeks or month topics). 

We don’t need a full outline at proposal stage, only a sense of what core themes and topics your blog will cover, and a rough idea on the type of content you would like to write. We are also happy for students to choose whether they want their name published alongside the article, or if they would prefer to be anonymous. 


We look through the paid blogs submissions on a termly basis, so if you don’t hear from us, you may wish to re-submit another idea. If you want to find out when we’re likely to next be looking for paid blog writers, you’re also welcome to email Fiona Walsh at

If you would be interested in writing a paid blog for Student Hubs, complete our Register Your Interest form with your contact details and initial ideas for the piece, and we will get in touch if we would like to find out more. 

We are excited to see your proposals and hope to see some excellent submissions launching on the blog shortly!

Fiona Walsh

Fiona is Student Hubs' Partnerships and Development Director. She leads on university sales, alumni and corporate fundraising, marketing strategy and external relations. Fiona started her social action journey as a student volunteer with Southampton Hub.

Tags: News, Opinion, People and Culture, Student Voice

2 comments on “Launching our Paid Blogs from Student Writers”

  1. A says:

    Hi, is there no deadline for registering in this?

    1. admin says:

      Hey! No deadline for registering your interest – just complete the form and we’ll be in touch with next steps based on your proposal if we’d like to find out more.

      You can see some of our student writers’ pieces on the blog already if you’d like some inspiration.

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