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Become a Birkbeck events blogger

We are always looking for new contributors to the Birkbeck events blog. Want to blog for Birkbeck? Here's what you need to do.

Purpose of the events blog

  • Contributors to the events blog are drawn from across the Birkbeck community: staff, students and alumni.
  • This blog aims to provide:
    thoughts on some of our Birkbeck events
    a place for visitors to comment on and interact with these events
    a space for people across Birkbeck to share their views and opinions
  • The opinions expressed in this blog by contributors, and those commenting, are those of the individual, and in no way represent the views of Birkbeck.
  • Birkbeck will not accept responsibility or liability for the contents of any linked website. The inclusion of a link will not imply endorsement by Birkbeck of any linked website or its provider.

So how can you get involved?

  • Choose a Birkbeck event you are passionate about and can attend, from our events calendar.
  • Let us know you are interested in contributing a blog, by contacting
  • After the event, get inspired and let the pen do the rest!
  • Submit your piece of writing to as a MS Word document. Please send any images you would like to include as separate jpg files, indicating where in the blog post you’d like them to appear, and confirming that you have the necessary permissions to use them.
  • Tell your friends about your blog and invite them to subscribe and share it on social media when published.

What we will do with your blog entry

  • Once we have received your blog we will upload it to the blog and send you a link to the post within two days. We will share your post via our social media sites, and encourage you to do the same!
  • Generally we will only ‘light-touch’ edit posts as we want to have a range of voices on our blog. We do ask that you take a look at the “Tips for writing an engaging blog” below, before submitting your post.

Tips to write an engaging blog:

  • Make your opinion known: people like blogs, because they want to know what other people think.  Tell them exactly what you think using the least amount of words possible.
  • Write less: give the maximum amount of information with the least amount of words. Time is finite and people are infinitely busy. Blast your knowledge into the reader at the speed of sound.
  • 500 words is enough: a long post is easier to forget and harder to get into. A short post is the opposite.
  • Make headlines snappy: contain the nub of your argument in your headline. Check out national newspapers to see how they do it.
  • Write with passion: you chose to attend an event because you felt passionate about it. Express it with words!
  • Make your posts easy to scan: every few paragraphs, insert a sub heading. Make sentences and headlines short and to the point.
  • Be consistent with your style: people like to know what to expect; once you have settled on a style for your audience, stick to it.
  • Edit your post: good writing is in the editing. Before you submit your work, re-read your post and cut out the stuff that you don’t need.