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aAh! – Manchester Metropolitan University’s official student magazine

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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 much, much more.

If you are interested in joining the aAh! team at Manchester Met, 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 necessarily have to have previous experience or be studying journalism — our only requirement is a demonstrable passion for student media.

Freelance Contributors: Writers, photographers, filmmakers and illustrators – Register Interest

Categories: News | Features | Opinion | Culture | Fashion | Lifestyle | Sport

Art & Design | Books | Columnists | Film | Games | Fashion & Beauty | Food | Health & Fitness | Music | Poetry | Recipes | Relationships | Reviews | Short stories | Stage | TV & Radio

We are looking for volunteer writers, illustrators, filmmakers and photographers on an ongoing basis to help make aAh! online and print platforms an informed, inspiring, witty and opinionated collection of student voices and talents that make our city brilliant. All Manchester Met students and alumni are invited to send in freelance contributions to be considered for publication.

We would like to work with talented writers with an awareness of current news, trends and what makes great viral content, to source and produce high quality and thought-provoking articles to be posted across the aAh! website and social media platforms.

Once you have registered your interest to join the team, you will then receive a link to join our aAh! Magazine MS Teams group and receive invitations to weekly team meetings, training sessions, events and be notified of submission deadlines for projects including the aAh! online and print magazine.

For more information or to pitch a story or multimedia project email

aAh! Print Call for Submissions

Want to see your work in print? Got an idea for a feature or interview? Are you an artist, photographer or graphic designer? Get involved with our upcoming print magazine – The CHANGE Issue.

Join the aAh! Magazine MS Teams group and attend our weekly open meetings (Wednesdays, 4pm) where we will be discussing print magazine ideas and briefs or pitch your ideas to

2021 aAh! Team Roles

aAh! is currently recruiting for a number of voluntary roles for the upcoming 2021/22 academic year. Successful applicants will be invited to regular team meetings and training sessions.

Editorial Team – Application Form

We have a number of exciting opportunities for Manchester Met students to become members of the core aAh! editorial team. Current volunteer positions available are:

    • Journalist (All categories)​
    • News & Features Editor (Local news, Business, Politics, Environment, Science, Tech)
    • Opinion Editor (Opinion, Columnists, Letters, Cartoons)
    • Culture Editor (Film, Music, TV & Radio, Books, Art & Design, Stage, Games)
    • Lifestyle Editor (Food, Recipes, Travel, Health and Fitness, Women, Love and Sex, Beauty, Money)
    • Fashion Editor (Features, Style Guide, News, Interviews, Profiles)
    • Sport Editor (Football, Rugby, MMU Sport and more)
    • International Student Editor (International student community news, events, reviews, insights, opportunities 
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  • Creative Editor (Creative writing projects including poetry and creative collaborations)
  • Subeditor (All categories)

This is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the world of journalism, to pick up genuine employability skills and contacts and meet new people. 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 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.

Social Media Roles – Application Form

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

As part of our growing Social Media Marketing team, you will be in charge of improving and overseeing high quality social media output to ensure we reach a wide audience.

Graphic Design – Application Form

  • Graphic Design Collective (Print and online projects)

We are looking for talented graphic designers to join our Graphic Design Collective work collaboratively on a range of projects including our upcoming aAh! print magazine – The CHANGE Issue, as well as associated online platforms and marketing campaigns. Apply online and be part of our next issue. 

Photography and Illustration – Application Form

  • Photographers (Print and online projects)
  • Illustrators (Print and online projects)
  • Featured artists (Print magazine)

Showcase your creativity and establish a portfolio by working on live aAh! collaborative projects. Check out our print call for Featured Artist submissions to be part of our upcoming print magazine – The CHANGE Issue.

Join the aAh! Magazine MS Teams group
and attend our weekly open meetings (Wednesdays, 4pm) where we will be discussing print magazine ideas and briefs or pitch your ideas to

aAh! Audio/Podcasting – Register Interest

We’re looking for talented, ambitious individuals 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? Register your interest online to receive an invitation to our team meetings, training and pitching sessions and events.

Jobs4Students aAh! Commissioned (Paid) Roles

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.

To be considered for the aAh! Commissioned team and receive adverts via Jobs4Students for paid opportunities, register your interest by emailing the team on Please note that this work is competitive and requires you to attend training. Competitive opportunities will then be advertised to selected students once training is complete.

aAh! J4S roles coming soon (2022) 

    • aAh! Editorial Assistant
    • aAh! Social Media Marketer
    • aAh! Commissioned Journalist
    • aAh! Commissioned Filmmaker
    • aAh! Commissioned Photographer