Get involved with The Courier

Anyone who is a student at Newcastle University can write for The Courier. Whether you want to review your favourite film, comment on worldwide issues, update students about what’s happening on campus or hold your university to account with some investigative journalism, there’s space in the Courier for everyone’s voice to be heard.

Student Media Afternoons

We hold weekly Student Media Afternoons, or SMAs every Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, normally in the the History Room.

These are drop-in sessions and you can come at any point over the hour.

More articles on our Discord!

Unable to attend Student Media Afternoons? No problem! All of the remaining articles get posted on each section's channel in our Discord server.

Facebook page. Each of our sections will post a list of articles for the week. Our sub-editors are always enthusiastic about writers pitching their own article ideas, so just let them know what you want to write about and they can support you.

Our senior team and sections

Editor-in-Chief | George Boatfield | editor.union@newcastle.ac.uk

Deputy Editor | Muslim Taseer | courier.deputy@newcastle.ac.uk

Current Affairs

Head of Current Affairs | Elizabeth Meade | e.a.meade1@newcastle.ac.uk

News
Campus Comment
Comment
Science

Life & Style

Head of Life & Style | Meg Howe | m.j.howe1@newcastle.ac.uk

Relationships & Blind Date
Lifestyle
Fashion & Beauty
Food
Travel

Culture

Heads of Culture
Maud Webster | m.webster4@newcastle.ac.uk
Harriet Metcalfe | h.metcalfe1@newcastle.ac.uk

Music
Film
TV
Gaming
Arts

Sport

Head of Sport | Peter Bath | p.l.bath1@newcastle.ac.uk

How to submit articles on WordPress

If you would like to create an account for the website, please sign up for one here: https://forms.gle/hpNP8JRL2YnZfUSB6. New accounts are made every week on a Saturday.

Once you’ve received a confirmation email (which will contain a lot of the information that’s in this guide), there’s one more step to complete before submitting an article: a password reset on your account. Please use the email address that you receive the confirmation email on (it's the same email registered to your account) with the password reset.

Next, you will be able to log in with your email address to your Courier contributor account at https://www.thecourieronline.co.uk/wp-login.php

To begin submitting your article, create a new post by selecting 'new' on the top bar.

Then, add the article title and text.

Next, please put the first paragraph in Heading 5. Start by selecting the first paragraph. This will automatically show the block settings.

Select the first setting on the left-hand side.

Next, change it to 'Heading'

Finally, choose the 'H5' option.

Before you click 'Publish' in the top right corner, followed by 'Submit for review', please make sure that you select the section you are writing the article for in the 'Categories' panel. This panel can be found in the 'Post' tab of the column on the right side of the screen. This is very important for making sure our sub-editors can easily find your articles.

And that's it! You're ready to submit your articles!

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