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, tell us what your favourite sex-positions are, or hold your university to account with some investigative journalism, there’s space in the Courier for everyone’s voice to be heard!
We hold weekly Student Media Afternoons, every Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, normally in the the Bamburgh Room in Student Central. You can find all of the information you need about these sessions on the FAQ highlights on our Instagram, or by dropping us a DM.
These are drop-in sessions and you can come at any point over the hour, however we do operate on a first-come, first-served basis!
Make sure you join our Student Media Noticeboard to get all updates related to The Courier! This is where we will post about our socials, any exciting opportunities in the industry, and all things you might want to get involved with!
Unable to attend Student Media Afternoons? No problem! Any remaining articles will get posted to our section-specific Facebook Groups. You can join any of these groups through the links in the featured post on the Student Media Noticeboard!!
You can also suggest your own original ideas to our Editorial Team. They are up for supporting you through writing a piece that isn't on their article lists. All you have to do is let them know what it is you want to write!
Editor-in-Chief | Gabbi de Boer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael McCreanor| R.McCreanor2@newcastle.ac.uk
Ross Bennett | R.Bennett3@newcastle.ac.uk
Head of Current Affairs | Sam Norman| S.Norman3@newcastle.ac.uk
Heads of Life & Style
Daisy Harrison | D.M.Harrison3@newcastle.ac.uk
Samantha Seidu | B.S.Seidu2@newcastle.ac.uk
Fashion & Beauty
Food & Drink
Heads of Culture
Lucy Bower | L.A.Bower2@newcastle.ac.uk
Head of Sport | Arthur Ferridge| A.Ferridge2@newcastle.ac.uk
Paige Rutter | P.E.Rutter1@newcastle.ac.uk
If you would like to create an account for the website, please sign up for one here: https://forms.gle/3sGTVJcRDC3e8YoK7
New accounts are made every week!
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!