The Despatch Box: a platform for budding writers to express their views and gain valuable writing experience.

Set up in January 2014, The Despatch Box has grown from strength to strength as a platform for young writers to get their work noticed. Originally available to just Lancaster University students, we are now accepting submissions from any writers looking for a place to share their work and get noticed. Our content is mostly comment based, however we accept submissions in most forms so pitch us your ideas!


Politics and current affairs – covering news, politics and current affairs, from both the UK and abroad.

Student life – looking at all aspects of life as a student, with articles relating to specific universities and cities.

Eat & wander – reviews and insights into the best eateries and entertainment spots in the UK and abroad.


In no way are the articles or comments of any one contributor intended to represent the views and beliefs of the others. The content produced by our contributors are owned by those individuals and opinions expressed by any contributor to this blog are offered freely, without direct sponsorship by any advertiser, contributor, candidate or employer.