Requirements for Cultural Insight Blog 

ABOUT CULTURAL INSIGHT BLOGS 

This blog is created to provide an insight into what life at Greenwich is really like. As University of Greenwich (UoG) is ranked as one of the top two most culturally diverse universities in the world (HotCourses Diversity Index 2016), we would like to collect stories written by the people who know UoG best: our students.  

STARTING OUT 

Any topics are welcome here. For example:   

  • Insights into different aspects of life at University of Greenwich, so you know what to expect  
  • Stories about our students’ time at university  
  • Advice about topics relevant to you. That might be top tips for an interview, how to choose your programme and module, or some guidance on how to settle into university life.  
  • Stories about where you come from and ways of doing things back home  

We suggest that you do a bit of research to help you decide why you want to either start or write for a blog.

They key is to ask yourself: will it be useful to your audience? And will you benefit from the experience?  

When you prepare the content, you can consider whether you 

  • offer content in different formats like videos and podcasts.  
  • have an article with a length of at least 140 words. 
  • make sure you write good quality, well-researched content.  
    use subheadings for longer posts.  
    use eye-catching images optimised for web use that can be downloaded quickly, especially for mobile devices.   
    always write clearly with your readers in mind.   

We welcome images and/or video to accompany guest posts. Your images should:  

  • be directly relevant to the post content.  
  • in full color.  
  • reference the sources of authors/photographers 
  • be in the format of .jpg, .gif or .png and meet our size/quality requirements: 
    • Feature image (Required): width of 800px and a height of 450px.  
    • Large Image (Optional): 656px by 410px will fill entire width of the post.  
    • Medium Image (Optional): 300px by 199px will fill ½ the width of the post.  

If you use videos, note that: 

  • the length of a video is between 1 and 4 minutes.  
  • a video may be filmed in languages other than English. However, non-English language videos should have English subtitles.  

To submit your article,  

  • include your personal information, e.g., name, student ID, programme, and year of study   
  • save your article in Word (.doc or .docx) and send it to  insight@greenwich.ac.uk .   
  • your article will be reviewed by the Cultural Insight team and editing may be done if it is accepted for publication. Once published, you can take a screen shot of your blog post and use it as evidence for Greenwich Employability Passport Challenge submissions.  

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU? 

  • You gain GEP points for up to 2 blog posts per year.  
  • Blogging provides an opportunity to network, learn, share and be part of a community.  
  • You will become a better reader and writer.  
    Through writing, you will be better able to express yourself, understand yourself and build up your confidence.   
    You can use your blog post(s) to showcase digital literacy and communication skills to a potential employer. 

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