by Pamela Agar
From 40 applicants, a team of 12 bloggers have been selected, including three members of the 2010-11 blogging team. Representing all Faculties, the team of undergraduate and postgraduates have now begun sharing their experiences as new and continuing students.
- Visit the new look homepage to show your support by reading their latest posts and leaving a comment.
Help promote the student blogs
If you want to advertise the blogs on your own website, let us know – we’re developing an advert that can be easily embedded on College web pages. Just comment on this post, or contact your Faculty Web Officer.
Also get in touch if you have a blogger representing your department/course and are keen to incorporate a feed of posts from their bog onto your website.
More about the student blogs
The opportunity to become an official Imperial student blogger was promoted throughout Welcome Week. Students keen to join the team were asked to write 600 words about their life as a student, with entries judged by a panel from Imperial College Union and Communications and Development Division. The panel were keen to ensure a good cross section of disciplines, nationalities and years amongst the bloggers, as well as having a team of engaging and enthusiastic bloggers.
Our bloggers aim to blog at least once a week on their life as a student at Imperial, and are encouraged to include photos and videos in their blogs. They aren’t paid, but receive incentives and prizes during their time on the team. All bloggers receive a digital camera and other goodies when they join, and each month our “blogger awards” recognise those who blog most regularly, who receive the most comments and who try unusual approaches to reporting. In order to ensure an authentic student voice, we monitor but don’t pre-moderate the blogs and the bloggers themselves review and approve comments.
We hope that you enjoy reading and commenting on the student blogs. Let us know what you think!