Students – your chance to write for FW

Like to see your name in print and online? Just started a farming course at college?

If you can answer “yes” to both these questions, then we’d like to hear from you, as we’re looking for a new columnist to write a monthly account of student life. But hurry, the closing date for applications is Tusday,15 September.

After sharing his experiences in his fantastic monthly column, Harper Adams student Rob Cotton is now off on his sandwich year, creating a vacancy for a new columnist.

We’re searching for someone who can give an informative and amusing account every month of the highs and lows of student life in the magazine and put more regular posts on a blog on our website.

We’ll pay the student we take on £60 a month (obviously, whether you choose to spend that on books or in the bar is up to you) and it’ll look great on your CV when you start job hunting.

All you’ve got to do to be considered is write us a 500-word piece called “My Best Ever Farming Day”.

It might be a day working on a farm when everything went well or when something fantastic or unusual happened. It might be a day when it dawned on you that you loved the rural way of life or, if you didn’t grow up on a farm, the first occasion you visited the countryside. It might be the first occasion when you visited an agricultural show or went for a walk in a rural area or took part in a Young Farmers event. Just a day, perhaps, when something agricultural that was particular memorable happened.

We’re looking for pieces that demonstrate you can write informatively and entertainingly, as these are two of the key attributes a columnist can have.

Also enclose a few details (this is in addition to the 500-word column) telling us a bit about yourself, what course you’ll start studying this autumn, your plans and your farming connections (if relevant).

And don’t forget, entries should arrive by Tuesday, 15 September. Email them to