19 July 2002

CASH FOR THE WRITE STUFF

If youre starting college

this autumn and enjoy

putting pen to paper,

then you could be just

the person farmers

weekly is looking for

Were on the hunt for a new contributor for College Calendar – the popular series which sees two students write a monthly update on their experiences. But Kate Oleszko has graduated, so were now seeking her replacement. Could it be you?

You can be going to any college to study any subject. We just want someone who can write in an honest, informative and amusing way about student life.

So, if the idea appeals, write us 350 words called "College Expectations". Tell us what your hopes and fears are about starting college this autumn. It might touch on your expectations about your fellow students, the course work, the new environment, the social life. Anything, really.

The writer of the best one, as chosen by the judges, will be asked to write an article each month for the coming academic year – and paid £60 for each one. (Well also publish a selection of the best "College Expectations" articles.)

Just think, itll be a chance to see your words (and photo) in farmers weekly, earn some cash and, lets face it, ultimately it will look great on your CV.

Remember, were looking for someone who, starting this autumn, will be able to give an account each month for the next year of the highs and lows of their first year in further or higher education.

Entries must arrive by Jul 31 and, in addition to the 350 words, should include a few autobiographical details including how old you are, which college youre going to, what youre studying and why and what, if any, your farming connections are.

Send entries to: College Calendar Competition, Farmlife, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS, or email tim.relf@rbi.co.uk