September 18, 2017

Jenny Evans

I’ve been blogging for Cardiff Met since my second year at uni and I highly recommend it! Here are four reasons why…

1. It’s great to have on your CV

Okay, I know this is an obvious one, but working as a Cardiff Met Blogger can make a real difference to any job applications in the future! Almost all companies now have a blog of some kind, so having experience working as a blogger for a business as large as a university will really help you stand out from the crowd.

2. It’s an easy way to meet new people and learn more about the uni

Since I’ve become a blogger, I’ve worked with some really lovely students from different courses I may not have otherwise met. It’s also taken me to events put on by Cardiff Met that I really enjoyed, like the workshops from the sustainability team and the farmers market on campus.

3. You can share some of your favourite uni experiences with other students

When I went on a course trip to India, I loved being able to share the experience with everyone at home and encourage others to get involved too. It was such a great trip and it was a real privilege to share it with everyone who follows Cardiff Met on social media. I took more photos and videos than I normally might of because I was blogging, which means I have more memories to look at now.

4. Oh and did I mention? IT’S PAID!

So you get paid £25 every two blog posts you write (apart from the first post which you write as part of your application). On average I find that each blog post takes me about an hour to write, and you decide how much and how often you write. It’s a great way to work as and when you need it, without having to stress about shifts when you’ve got deadlines and other commitments.

Find out more about becoming a Cardiff Met blogger at the Fresher’s Fayre at Cyncoed Campus on 20th September, or apply now via CareerHub.