Information Services

Blogging for students

If you are a student, find out what services are available to you for blogging.

You are an undergraduate or taught postgraduate student

- If you are looking for a blog to use as a piece of assessed work, you will need your teacher to create it first via, a VLE or PebblePad.

- If your course organiser has created a Blog in Learn use this guide for Getting Started with Blogs.ed in Learn

- If you are looking for a blog to use as personal space for creation or as an academic profile, PebblePad is the best solution for you. As our academic ePortfolio platform, it has built-in blogging features which are easy to use. Learn more about PebblePad and how to sign up.

- If you want to blog to expand your digital skills, look out for our Domain of One's Own service, tailored especially towards students, which will be launched soon. Visit our service pages regurlarly for updates.

You are a research postgraduate student

-If you want a blog for your research group or community, we recommend either:

-If you want a blog to promote your ideas, reflections and research, we recommend that you use This is a service which allows staff and research PG students to have a simple WordPress blog. Only standard plug-ins and themes are available but the site is maintained by Information Services. Find out more about


Still not sure exactly what would suit you? Consult our interactive decision tree for advice personalised to your situation.