While the OSSRC website is a student website, we do have some considerations you need to keep in mind when producing content as an OSSRC website Contributor:
- CSU values the responsible use of social media and blogging sites and expects that your participation in the OSSRC website is responsible and respectful of others.
- Contributors are fully responsible for the content submitted to the OSSRC website, including images, sound, video and text (Content). CSU is not liable in any way for Content to the full extent permitted by law.
- OSSRC website Contributors own the copyright to the content published on The OSSRC website. For additional information regarding copyright visit Copyright for Students.
- Content posted on the OSSRC website and OSSRC website Contributor names may be used by CSU for promotional purposes.
- The views of CSU students expressed on the OSSRC website are those of the respective authors, and not necessarily those of CSU.
2) As an OSSRC website Contributor, you warrant and agree that:
a) you will not submit any Content that is unlawful or fraudulent, or that CSU may deem in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, disrespectful, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children aged under the age of 15, or otherwise unsuitable for publication;
b) you will obtain prior consent from any person or property that appears in your Content;
c) you will only submit Content which you have personally created;
d) your Content will not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity; and
e) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others’ computer or communication systems.
3) CSU reserves the right to remove your Content, in its absolute discretion, if:
a) your Content contains offensive, abusive, obscene, profane, hateful or racist content, links or images;
b) your Content contains comments that threaten or defame any person or organisation;
c) your Content contains solicitations and advertisements by other organisations or endorsements by other organisations or endorsements of other organisations;
d) there are, or CSU reasonably suspects there are, any breaches of those warranties listed in paragraph 2) above; or
e) your Content contains anything else that CSU deems inappropriate or which does not align with CSU’s values, standards, policies and guidelines.
4) Upon publication of your Content on OSSRC website, you grant to CSU the irrevocable right to use:
- your Content or any part of your Content; and
- your name and your photograph (Details),
in all forms and manner including, but not limited to publication on Internet Websites, broadcasts and any other publications by CSU for advertising or promotional purposes without compensation to you and without prior inspection or approval by you, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
You understand that CSU cannot control unauthorised use of your Content or your Details by persons not associated with or CSU once your Content or your Details have been published on the OSSRC website.
OSSRC Contributor Guidelines
The OSSRC website is a website showcasing content produced by online students, for all students.
Signing up as an OSSRC website contributor offers you a platform to publish your writing, post your photos, share your hot tips and feature your creative work. It’s also a space to present your views on politics, journalism, social policy and any other student related opinions you may have.
All published material includes an author’s biography which can be used on resumes and other relevant documents.
What does being an OSSRC contributor involve?
As an OSSRC website contributor your task is to produce great content that reflects the student experience at CSU. The website will accept:
- Blog pieces;
- Prose – Science fiction, fantasy, etc.;
- Photo essays;
And the best part? If your content is published, you get a voucher for Apple or CSU, or food vouchers. There will be various vouchers to choose from and will be divided weekly depending on submissions received and length of submission. All personal details will be managed through the CSU’s privacy management plan.
I want to be an OSSRC Contributor, how do I sign up?
- Introduce yourself; email a 50-word bio, a profile photo and your material to email@example.com for review by the OSSRC Publications Officer.
- We’ll have a chat, get to know each other and check out your content. Content will be assessed on quality and relevance and the decision to publish will be at the OSSRC’s discretion.
- You can contribute as often as you like.
Material is published weekly, and we will be in touch with you to keep you up to date on your submission.
Payment will be in the form of an agreed-on voucher up to the cost of $50 depending on content and length of submission.
Producing great content for the OSSRC website
The OSSRC website is a dynamic website and our content reflects this. Keep these tips in mind when creating your content:
- Please read the site, https://onlinestudysrc.com/ , to see the style it presents and to see what has been previously published.
- Tell great stories. Create amazing content. Studying online is not easy and being creative at the same time is a mental juggle of world champion proportions. Stories and art depicting the difficulties of online study are very welcome.
- Keep your content student-friendly. Although, as a student organisation we appreciate there may be a need for contextual ideas to be expressed in expressive language, or slang. If it’s in context go for it.
- Our headings are clear and concise, always inspire curiosity and include a call to action where possible.
- Pay careful attention to grammar and punctuation.
- Attention grabbing images are used to complement your content, in the header and within the body of the post. Imagery must be bold and relevant, with the image source referenced.
- Content always should have an online student flavour; although, if you have written a great detective short story what can be so bad about that?