All students at the University of Manchester can contribute to The Mancunion regardless of their level of experience.
If you want to write for us you should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of our brand as well as an interest in journalism. You should also have a desire to write high-quality, original content focussed on Manchester’s student bubble.
The Mancunion has fifteen sections ranging from Arts to Theatre. Each section is run by an editor, or team of editors, who manage their section, commission articles, and write for the newspaper.
Potential contributors are encouraged to attend weekly meetings, where they can pitch ideas to the editors or just see how the newspaper functions. Every section editor started out as a contributor so they’re always open to good ideas! To find out the names, email addresses, and meeting times for our sections, go to the Contact page.
Many sections also have contributor groups on Facebook where discussions and suggestions can be made to the section’s editors and group of other contributors.
As well as writing, we also offer opportunities to students interested in proofreading, photography, and web and graphic design.
Our office is on the first floor of the Students’ Union on Oxford Road, so feel free to pop in to learn more about how we operate.