Looking to add something to your UCAS form? Wanting to impress your future uni? Why not volunteer to write content for our website? Not only will it give you some work experience, but it may also land you a paid position within our organisation, creating and promoting content.
Here are just some of the things a number of our writers, and former writers have to say about what working with us has enabled them to do.
Sophie Ogle, 2013 – 2014
“Writing for b**p helped me realise that writing is what I want to do with my life! It helped me gain skills which have been really appreciated by employers since and gave me fantastic experience in media. Seeing your work being published is such a great feeling!”
Sophie has now graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a 2:1 in Marketing Management. She has also secured a job as a marketing assistant and hopes to use this as a pathway to progress into copywriting.
Lauren Hodgson, 2013 – 2018
“Writing for b**p was one of the first experiences I had as a young journalist. Choosing my own topics based on what interested me allowed me to develop as a writer, while frequently taking on more difficult subjects allowed me to develop my research skills. Being a part of a community at b**p was a great experience and I would recommend it to everyone.”
Lauren has now graduated from Durham University with a 2:1 in English Literature and Philosophy. During her studies, she successfully ran her own blog and YouTube channel, Student Blog Life, where she was sponsored by catering companies. She has now founded her own catering company, Claud’s Catering.
Bronwen Lowery, 2013 – Present
Bronwen is currently studying Modern Languages at Aberystwyth University. She has spent a year studying abroad in both France and Germany, while also travelling both countries, and has now graduated this summer with hopes to pursue a career in Speech and Language Therapy.
Lauren White, 2013 – Present
“Working and writing for b**p has been hugely influential in my life. It has given me the chance to develop my passion for writing and given me a voice as a young person which is hard to come by. b**p has also been valued highly in my university applications and for securing all paid freelance writing I have done.”
Lauren is currently studying Philosophy and Politics at Durham University. She has held the position of General Editor for award-winning politics blog Backbench, was elected to the executive body of her College at Durham as Communications Officer and was Head of Publicity for their annual music festival, Jam by the Lake.
Dan Craven, 2019
“Writing a weekly column for b**p not only provided me with a means to express myself and share with others my opinions but also gave me valuable experience which I am benefitting from today. I currently work for a Colombian anti-land mine NGO on my Year Abroad, and my time at b**p has translated to me now writing a weekly column for the organisation. ”
Dan is currently studying Russian and Spanish at Durham University, spending half of his Year Abroad in Colombia, and the other half in Russia. He hopes to pursue a career in either law or languages.
Alex Khalil, 2013 – 2018
“When I started at b**p, I knew I had a passion for writing. But it was only through Mel and the job that I actually learned how to put that to good use. I learned how to write for other people – not just myself. I spent most of my formative years at b**p and Mel was my guide. It’s a really cool opportunity to get your stuff read. I occasionally flit back to my old articles at my current job just to reflect on how far I’ve come. And it’s far further than I could have gotten on my own.”
Alex worked for Bringing Words to Life in the office after finishing his A-Levels and produced a great deal of content for the b**p website among other things. He now works at Sage as a Risk Apprentice.
For more information please contact Melanie@bringingwords.org