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Calling University of Sydney Students to Write for Our Student Series

We are inviting undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney to contribute to the Sydney Environment Institute blog.

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We invite undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney to write for the Sydney Environment Institute blog.

We want to hear your unique perspectives on our most pressing environmental issues, from climate change to human/non-human relations, environment and culture, sustainability, food security, or environmental and climate justice.

As a cross-disciplinary research Institute, we aim to broaden and develop public discourse on climate change and other significant environmental issues. In staying true to our multidisciplinary approach to addressing environmental issues, we welcome students in any degree, majors, and disciplines at the University of Sydney to contact us.

Why write for us?

  • Have your writing published and build a positive, professional online profile
  • Develop your writing skills for a new context and work with an editor
  • Join our network in the Young Researchers Society
  • Share your knowledge and passion for the environment and inspire others to get involved and make positive changes
  • Engage in public discourse on environmental issues

Requirements:

Submissions must fit within at least one of our key research themes: Adaptation; Environmental Humanities; Food Systems; Justice; Sustainability; Transition; and Water.

How to apply:

If you are interested in the opportunity to write for SEI and be published on our website, please email our content administrator, Genevieve Wright, with the subject heading ‘Expression of Interest in SEI’s Student Blog Series’. Your email should include:

  • Your degree, major(s), faculty, and year level.
  • An attached CV, with details on your academic/non-academic achievements/information on any environmental campaigning or research you have been involved in (no specific writing experience is necessary though).
  • A short pitch of no more than 250 words detailing the angle of your blog, OR, outline the environmental issues that you are most interested in (this can be broad and we can work with you to narrow down a topic) along with a writing sample of no more than 600 words. This can include an extract from a past essay. Please note that your writing sample doesn’t need to be on an environmental topic, and it will simply be used to gauge writing style.