Categories

Time to define what your piece is about...


When creating your post, one of the first things you need to do is select a category. Categories help define what your post is about, and makes it easier for readers to find it. At the moment we have 8 categories for you to choose from.


Studying

If your piece relates to studying in any way, choose this category.

Studying is a very broad category, so why not take some inspiration for an idea from previous articles posted in the 'Studying' category:


Identity

If your post relates to identity in any way, choose this category.

Need some ideas to get the gears turning? Here's some ones we thought of, free of charge (you lucky thing, you):

  • '5 things I learned as an OU student with a disability'.
  • 'My time at Pride.'

Take a look at some previous post examples, too:


Representation

Is your story about getting the student voice heard? Then this is the category for you.

We're a pretty vocal bunch ourselves, so here's some ideas we had that would fit well under this category:

  • 'Observing the student leadership team: my time at the meeting'.
  • 'The top 4 questions students had at the London consultation event'.

Post examples:


Lifestyle

Writing about your lifestyle? Choose this category.

Some ideas that would fit perfectly into this category:

  • 'Meat-free Monday recipe ideas'.
  • 'My easy fitness routine.'

Previous post examples:


Community

Posting about the student community? This is the category for you.

One of our most popular categories! Although the possibilities are endless, here are some article ideas we had already:

  • 'Why I started hosting local meet-ups'.
  • 'Inspirational #OUstudents tweets'.

And some previous examples for you to prow through:


Society

Ruminating about society at large? This is the category for you.

Here's some previous post examples:


Hobbies

Passionate about something? Got a talent you want to show the world? This is the category for you!

Take a look at some of our previous talented contributors who had a hobby to showcase:


Quizzes

Are you the ultimate Quiz Master? A Puzzle Champion? This is the category for you! You can either take on others quizzes and puzzles, or submit your own to challenge your friends and peers!

Here's some ones posted already to get you going:


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