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 blogs.ed.ac.uk, a VLE or PebblePad.
- If your course organiser has created a Blogs.ed.ac.uk 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:
- blogs.ed.ac.uk if you do not need your blog to be editable by people from other institutions and require no bespoke functionality. Find out more about blogs.ed.ac.uk.
- DIY blogs if you want a blog with more space for personalisation and your own web hosting. Research based blogs will come to a small cost. Find out more about DIY blogs.
- Customised blogs if you have funding and need a crossinstitutional blog with a specific functionality. Find out more about customised blogs.
-If you want a blog to promote your ideas, reflections and research, we recommend that you use blogs.ed.ac.uk. 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 blogs.ed.ac.uk.
Still not sure exactly what would suit you? Consult our interactive decision tree for advice personalised to your situation.