Submit an idea for a blog post on the User Research in Government blog

Are you doing user research work in the public sector and have something you'd like to share?

We'd love to hear your ideas. It could be long or short, an idea, a question, a piece of work. Let us know what you'd like to write about. You don't have to have all the answers to these questions, it's just something to get you started.

We welcome contributions across the public sector, from local to central government, and from all professions. 


We don’t have specific guidelines for either the User Research in Government blog, but you might find our content design section on blogging useful. The two sub-sections ‘Style and tone of voice’ and ‘Creating and editing blog posts’ are worth reading. We are following the GOV.UK style guide. And we find the tips on writing from our writers Angus and Sarah helpful.
The blog post should not be longer than 1,200 words and, as the blogging guidance suggests, be a text structured with sub-headlines. Depending on the completeness and maturity of the draft, we prefer to have it 2 weeks ahead of the preferred publishing date.

1. Your email address


2. Author name(s) and department(s)


3. Draft title
(it's ok if you're not sure or if it changes later)


4. Target audience


5. What is the aim of the post? Why do you think people need to read it?
(it's ok if you're not sure or if it changes later)


6. Do you have a bullet point outline of what the post will cover?
(it's ok if you're not sure or if it changes later)


7. Is it time sensitive?