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Supporting new talent

Hi – welcome to the Media Hub. Here you can find out more about the different programmes we offer, why you might want to join our growing list of student contributors (the bigger question is why wouldn’t you?!), and the different job opportunities we have here at The National Student.

Have a click around and see what you think.

About the new media programme

Our aim is to support new talent in all forms of media. Whether you’re a blogger, vlogger, artist, journalist or photographer, we have a programme to help you.

The future is bloody scary, but we want to alleviate some of that fear by helping you build a foundation of work outside of university and school; our programmes will give you the structure needed to help you create an impressive portfolio of work, secure placements with industry partners and basically ensure your CV stands out when graduation comes along (and it happens faster than you think).

Who can join?

Any student can join, whether you’re a fresher or in your final year, or even a recent graduate. So long as you’re willing to create content for us and stick with the programme, are enrolled in a university or higher education course (or were until recently), are passionate and have a social media presence, we’d love to hear from you.

Why join?

The big question. The National Student is dedicated to showcasing the best student work across all forms of media; we want to support you, help you build an online presence and ensure you benefit from some offline perks.

Might sound too good to be true but we live by our motto: Support new talent.



About the Writers' Programme

Whether you’re a blogger or journalist our Writers’ Programme will help you develop the skills and provide you with the opportunities needed for a career in journalism, freelance work or anything in between. We’ll also give you some nice perks along the way.
Find out more about our Writers' Programme here.


About the Photographers' Programme

If you’re a photography student or simply have a passion for the medium, we can help get your work out there with our programme and development opportunities – including photographing shows, interviews and gigs.
Find out more about our Photographers' Programme here.


About the Illustrators' Programme

We’re looking for emerging artists (either current students or recent graduates) to share their work with us and the rest of The National Student’s online community via our Illustrators’ Programme.
Find out more about our Illustrators' Programme here.

Film maker

About the Film Makers' Programme

If you’re a film enthusiast – whether you spend your time in front or behind the camera – join our new Film Makers’ Programme to share and promote your work; you’ll have the chance to film interviews and create your own films, too.
Find out more about our Film Makers' Programme here.

Work for us

Section editors

You’ll get £100 a month to ensure 5 articles a week are uploaded to your section (either from yourself or other writers) and you'll need to find 10 new writers a month to sign up for The National Student Writers’ Programme.
Find out more here

Assistant editors

You’ll get £50 a month to ensure 3 articles a week are uploaded to your section (either from yourself or other writers) and you'll need to find 5 new writers a month to sign up for The National Student Writers’ Programme.
Find out more here.

Who do we want?

A 3* writer with a keen eye for a good story, who’s comfortable chatting to students (and maybe nudging a couple to get some content uploaded), and has writing experience.
That’s about it! Essentially you need to be sociable, happy to hit targets and know the difference between there, their and they’re. Click here for more info.


LinkedIn & CV recommendations

Invites to press events

Attend gigs and screenings

Chance to interview a famous person

Articles published for the world to see

Training both online and in-person

... Plus many more!

Where are they now?

Some of our previous contributors have gone on to do great things.

Megan Downing

Digital Media Intern @ MTV

Rebecca Whitefoot

Assistant Producer @ The One Show

Tom Clarke

Sports Journalist @ The Times

Stephanie Linning

News Reporter @ MailOnline

Luke Morton

Online Editor @ Metal Hammer

Kelly Gilmour Grassam

Director @ Making You Content Ltd (content agency)

James Davies

Producer, Nick Ferrari At Breakfast, LBC radio

Rhian Jones

Freelance journalist, previously @ Music Week

Apply / Contribute

To join any of the above programmes, simply fill in the form below and attach two examples of your work. Once you apply, either Lucy Miller or James Thornhill will be in touch with you regarding your application within 48 hours and then (fingers crossed) you can start contributing!

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