Sometimes, the biggest challenge when it comes to writing your blog is deciding exactly what to write about! There is so much to cover it can be difficult to know where to start. Hopefully, this post will give you some advice and some blog inspo to help you with writing your social post.
Make it relatable
It wasn’t so long ago that you were a prospective applicant. Have a think about how you were feeling at each point in your journey: what were you worried about when you were applying? Or what questions did you have? If you can put yourself back in the shoes of a prospective applicant you’ll be able to create content that is really relatable and helpful. If you can think about how you overcame particular challenges or hurdles and give your personal story, that’ll make your blog post even more compelling.
You could write a blog about how you decided on which university to go to, or which questions were most helpful to ask at an open day. Or you could think about after you’d applied and got your offer, and write about key things to bring or the types of accommodation on offer.
Make it unique
Think about the things that make you unique or interesting. If you’re in a society, that’s a great place to start! Maybe you’ve always loved football, so joining the college team was the next natural step. Or you found a new love for underwater hockey in your first term of uni. Those are the stories prospective applicants will want to read.
It might be something else that makes you different: What’s it like being a northerner in London, or a Londoner in the north? Did you take a gap year before university, or join as a mature student? Are you studying abroad?
Sharing the stories that are unique to you will make you stand out as an individual, and help prospective students relate to you and what you’re saying. Many students will be in similar circumstances, and they will definitely want to read your blog!
Share the things you care about!
When the holidays come around, and you finally get to catch up with your “home friends” what are you telling them about your university? Write about that!
If you love the restaurants in your uni town, or the shopping centre, or even the nights out that is something you can write about. If you know all the best places to revise, share them in a blog post. If you’ve got a great part-time job, you can write about that too.
And if you are really stumped for ideas, why not try using one of these as a starting point:
Food & drink: weekly food shop, best coffee shops, deals and discounts
Tours & diaries: campus tours, my life in a day, commuting to uni
Tips & advice: how to budget, what to pack, open day tips
Lifestyle: staying healthy, stress management, clubs and societies
Studying: library/facilities, study methods, exam preparation