Get involved: Applications are now open to join the 23/24 aAh! Magazine team

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Introducing aAh! – Manchester Metropolitan University’s official student magazine

aAh! is currently recruiting for a number of voluntary roles for the upcoming 2023/2024 academic year. Successful applicants will be invited to team meetings and training sessions in October 2023.

Get Involved

At aAh! we aim to provide a safe and supportive space in which students volunteers can be creative and have their voices heard, while boosting their confidence – and their CV – with skills in journalism, editing, publishing, social media, event management and more.

If you are interested in getting involved with aAh! and joining Manchester Met’s student media team, there are plenty of ways that you can get involved and gain invaluable experience alongside your studies. 

We are currently recruiting for a number of volunteer roles and welcome applications and contributions from all students. All Manchester Met students are able to apply and you don’t need previous experience or to be studying journalism — our only requirement is a demonstrable passion for student media.

Students are awarded Rise points for their contributions to aAh! and for attendance at team meetings, training workshops and events. Interested? Join our aAh! Magazine MS Teams Group to stay in the loop and apply for our 23/24 editorial team roles below.

Meet the team at our The FRESHERS Issue 23/24 Social

Are you a journalist, editor, artist, photographer, illustrator or graphic designer who wants to collaborate with fellow creatives and see your work published? This is the event for you. Join us as we launch aAh! The FRESHERS Issue 23/24 and find out how you can get involved in your student magazine. We will be celebrating the achievements of our talented team and welcoming new students to meet the team and find out more about our latest opportunities.

Invite: aAh! The FRESHERS Issue 23/24 Social – Everyone welcome
Date & Time:
Thursday 5th October, 2023 @ 5:30PM
The Manchester Poetry Library

23/24 aAh! Editorial Team Roles

We have a number of exciting volunteer opportunities for Manchester Met students to become members of the core aAh! editorial team for the upcoming 23/24 academic year. Successful applicants will be invited to regular team meetings and training sessions. Up to 200 Rise points will be awarded for this activity.

Volunteer Editorial Team roles – Applications now open

  • Journalist: All categories, pitching and writing articles for online and print publication
  • Music Journalist: Music, live reviews, previews, interviews and profiles
  • Subeditor: All categories, editing and proofreading only

Volunteer Section Editor roles – Applications now open

  • News Editor 
  • Features Editor
  • Opinion Editor 
  • Arts and Culture Editor 
  • Lifestyle Editor 
  • Fashion Editor 
  • Music Editor 
  • Beauty Editor 
  • Sport Editor 
  • International Student Community Editor
  • Creative Writing Editor

As a Section Editor, you will play a crucial role in coordinating our publishing schedule, writing and editing articles, and ensuring the overall quality and consistency of our online and print magazines. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of journalism, develop essential employability skills, and build a network of contacts within the industry. Full training and support will be provided. 

All editorial team members are expected to be committed and work diligently with the rest of team to create quality content and ensure the online and print magazines are to a consistent high standard. They are also required to run monthly meetings for contributors and editors to attend and pitch stories and plan workloads. They must act as mentors for their contributors and work to engage them in aAh! and help them to improve their writing and understanding of journalism. Up to 200 Rise points will be awarded for this activity. 

Volunteer Social Media roles – Applications now open

  • Social Media Marketer (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Social Media Marketer (Instagram)
  • Social Media Marketer (LinkedIn) 

As part of our growing social media team, you will create engaging content and work as part of a team improving and overseeing high quality social media output to ensure we reach a wide audience. Up to 200 Rise points will be awarded for this activity. 

Volunteer Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography roles – Applications open 

  • Picture Editor: Online and print projects
  • Photographer: Online and print projects
  • Music Photographer: Online, live event coverage
  • Illustrator: Online and print projects
  • Featured Artist: Online and print projects

Showcase your art and creativity and establish a portfolio by working on live aAh! collaborative projects. Look out for our print call for Featured Artist submissions to be profiled in our upcoming print magazine. Join the aAh! MS Teams group and attend our open meetings where we will be discussing print magazine ideas and briefs or pitch your own ideas to Up to 200 Rise points will be awarded for this activity. 

Print Design Collective – Register your interest 

We are looking for talented volunteer graphic designers, illustrators and photographers to join our Print Design Collective to work collaboratively our upcoming aAh! print magazine, as well as its associated marketing campaign. Up to 200 Rise points will be awarded for this activity. 

aAh! Audio/Podcasting

We’re looking for talented, ambitious volunteers to support aAh! growth into audio – creating arts and culture content. Think you’ve got what it takes to host your own podcast? Would you like to work alongside other students to produce engaging content? Email the team at to pitch your ideas 

Man Met Rise: Journalism & Graphic Design Skills Workshops – Coming soon

Looking to develop your magazine journalism and graphic design skills? Look out for our aAh!’s workshop series as part of the Man Met Rise programme.

Additional Commissioned Opportunities (Paid) – Advertised via Jobs4Students throughout the academic year

  • Jobs4Students aAh! Editorial Assistant
  • Jobs4Students aAh! Social Media Assistant
  • Jobs4Students aAh! Graphic Design Collective Assistant 
  • Jobs4Students aAh! Commissioned Journalist
  • Jobs4Students aAh! Commissioned Filmmaker
  • Jobs4Students aAh! Commissioned Photographer

Owing to the excellent work done by our team aAh! is now a trusted and respected source of news among staff and students. As such, we often receive requests from Manchester Met departments for aAh! team members to report on particular events happening in and around the university.

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