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Student bloggers shine a light on student life

Date 11.02.2021

A group of three University of Northampton students have created a blog to help navigate student life.

Second-year students Megan Denny, Lydia Wiles, and Megan Andrews, have launched their blog, It’s A Student Thing, on Facebook and Instagram, geared towards supporting and inspiring other students.

Megan Denny, said: “It’s A Student Thing is a social blog with study tips, recipe ideas, life hacks, mental health advice and much more. We hope that as we grow, we will become the go-to blog for student life at Northampton. We can’t wait for lockdown to be lifted so that we can start to profile some of the best places to visit, shop, and eat around Northampton too.”

Just a few weeks after launching, It’s A Student Thing already has hundreds of fans, with more hitting the like and follow buttons each day.

Lydia Wiles said: “It’s A Student Thing is a blog for students, by students. We’re loving how many people are tagging their friends in our posts and giving us ideas for the future too. We’re really keen to help students to think about their goals, so over the coming weeks, we’re going to release interviews with recent graduates, sharing their advice, tips and experience of transitioning from university to work.”

The student bloggers launched It’s A Student Thing as part of their Advertising and Digital Marketing course, collaborating virtually throughout lockdown on the content plans, creating their brand, creating slick artwork, and snappy content.

Megan Andrews, said: “We’ve all developed our design and writing skills working on the blog, and we’ve been lucky enough to commission some professional illustrations from a University of Northampton graphic design graduate Ellie Wiles, too, to make our designs stand out.”

“One of the things that attracted me to the course at Northampton was the practical projects you get the chance to work on while you study, like this module. It’s a real taste of what it will be like working in digital marketing.”

Although It’s A Student Thing was launched as part of their course, Megan, Lydia and Megan have high hopes for the blog, with more collaborations planned with University of Northampton graduates, and faces from across the Waterside Campus.

Follow It’s A Student Thing on Facebook and Instagram here.