We see our Insights Blog as a brilliant means of engaging with other academics, publics, and audiences around the world and actively involve our MSc students as well as other PhD researchers, post-docs and staff, in this process both as contributors and editors.
Each term we ask students to produce a blog posting on a topic of their choosing, perhaps drawing on events they have attended, current affairs, or literature they are engaging with but this is by no means prescriptive and we encourage creativity throughout the process.
Each term, masters students also join the editorial board. Overseen by managing editors, Elizabeth Alexander, Rachael Squire , Pip Thornton, Andreas Haggman, Steve Hersee, and Nick Robinson, the board holds termly meetings and works together, in conjunction with the author, to prepare posts for publishing either for this blog or our sister blog hosted over at E-IR.
Designed to foster a lively research community within the department and to familiarise students with the mechanics of publishing and peer review, blog posts go through the following editorial process: