Student blog fame!

Don’t worry, I’m not about to do a Gwyneth on you.

The student written blog I created back in March is still going strong. I’ve changed the URL to uolcareers.wordpress.com to reflect the name change from Student Development. We’ve paid for a re-direct from the old URL for a year, just in case. (It was only $12 USD for the year!)

Faiz, my initial blogger has been brilliant. He’s contributed 10 posts to the blog since March and has been great to work with. Sadly (for me!) Faiz graduated from the University over the Summer so although he’s been keeping the blog nice and busy for the last couple of months, we’re probably onto his last ever post next week. Not so sadly though, I am thrilled he’s going to be working with an Engineering company in Yorkshire. Good luck Faiz!

In June, I recruited my next student blogger, Lynsey. Lynsey is going into her final year of a BSc in Business Economics. Read more about Lynsey here. I’m thrilled to have her on board and I think she’ll bring loads of content to the table.

I am also looking to recruit another blogger or two by Autumn. Now we have lost Faiz, we’re down to one blogger again. I’d really like to have two or three blogger concurrently, to try and appeal to different audiences with different interests. (If you’re interested or know someone who might be, tweet me!)

We’ve had a great response on the blog so far, over 5,000 views since March which is amazing. Given the slow time of year that covers, it’s even better!

We’ve had multiple high points in these first 5 months, the first being that people were reading it!

We’ve had Twitter ReTweets from well known people in Higher Education/Careers Services, such as Prospects and universityboy and ‘ping backs’ from other blogs.

This week however, we were featured on the Guardian Online Careers! Whoop! Check it out! (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

So, we’ll definitely continue blogging in the academic year to come and hope to cover some new, interesting areas of discussion. If there’s something you’d like to see, please let me know.

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