About The Mallard

Established September 2016, The Mallard is an online comment publication for conservative students, aiming to encourage students with right-wing views to express and be proud of them, rather than be cowed into silence. We’re always looking for new writers, and we’d love to hear from you if you want to write for us, whether on a one-off or a regular basis. You don’t have to have any experience, and we’re actually keen to work with students who feel passionately about an issue, but don’t necessarily have the experience to feel confident in their ability to express their opinion on it in writing. We’ll work with you to produce persuasive and punchy writing, helping you to both communicate what you believe, and improve your writing skills at the same time. Below is an FAQ, but if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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“Is The Mallard just for Conservative Party supporters?”

No, not at all! The Mallard is for “small-c” conservatives: students who define as ideologically conservative, whether they support the Conservative Party or not.

“I’m not a conservative: can I still write for Mallard?”

Mallard is written for conservative students, but not exclusively by them. Although we do predominantly publish the work of more conservative-minded writers, we have also published articles from writers all over the political spectrum. If you have something interesting to say, we want to hear it, whatever the colour of your rosette.

Who is the editor?

The current editor is Jake Scott, a student at the University of Birmingham.

“Why ‘Mallard’?”

We like ducks.

“Do you make any money from The Mallard?”

The Mallard is entirely nonprofit.