Board of Writers


The Despatch Box is an online journal established by the 2016/17 PIR Committee to provide RHUL students with a platform to write about politics outside the confines of their courses and develop their skills in journalism.

The Board of Writers is the panel of students behind the journal, with each member contributing regularly to the online journal.

The Board is organised and led by the Online Journal & IT Officer, a member of the PIR Society Committee.


Previous Online Journal & IT Officers:

Tom Sherlock



Thomas Sherlock, Online Journal & IT Officer 2018/19





Rob Cooke-Johnston, Online Journal & IT Officer 2017/18







Kelli Jones, Online Journal & IT Officer 2016/17



Role and Responsibilities of Board Members:

  • Provide regular contributions for the online journal
    (On a flexible schedule, usually at least 1 per month)
  • Assist in the marketing and publicising of journal material
  • Attend board meetings for organisation and discussion (1-2 per term)
  • Regularly communicate on the Board Facebook Group and with the OJ/IT Officer

Applications for the Board of Writers are rolling

If you are interested in applying to be a part of the Board of Writers and would like more information, please email the OJ/IT Officer at


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