Become a Digital Media Guru

Find out about the University of Sussex's Digital Media Guru scheme, open to all current students.

Become a Digital Media Guru

If you're interested in developing your social media skills, you can apply to become one of our Digital Gurus. You'll get paid to create social media content and help run our channels. There are opportunities to blog, vlog, make videos or create Instagram stories.

It’s a casual paid role with flexible hours so you can earn extra money while you study. You’ll also get a one-week paid internship working in our Digital and Creative Media team. There’ll be training provided and access to equipment – and you’ll gain fantastic experience to put on your CV. 

Our current Gurus have worked on some of the biggest events, activities and campaigns across campus and Sussex. From covering events like Brighton Pride or the Brighton Marathon on our Instagram stories, to helping develop, write and feature in our Spot the Bot Clearing campaign, no two days are the same for our Gurus. One even edited a graduation video (see below) that Sky News shared on Twitter to more than four million followers.

You can see some examples of our Gurus' work below and more highlights on our Instagram.

How to apply

To show us your passion and flair for social and digital media, we want you to get creative. All you have to do is create a one-minute video detailing some aspect of your Sussex experience. The only rule is that you need to feature yourself at some point during the video. You can register your interest now to receive an email when applications open. 

Think about what other students might want to know about. Your video could be on campus, in Brighton, or a mix of the two. You could cover an event, studying, where to eat, or create a top-10 list – or something else entirely!

For more information about the role: