Welcome to Better Matters.
Our platform assembles a wide variety of articles written by volunteer students, all tied together with the following question: how can we use our resources to help others the most?
At Better Matters, we strongly believe in finding the most effective ways to do good. We started this project because we believe that information about the cause areas that have the potential to make the world a better place should be accessible to all of those seeking it – not just those with highly technical knowledge or hours available to dedicate to deciphering it. Hence, we think that developing strong communication skills is of the utmost importance to share impactful ideas.
We are here to give students a platform to express themselves and voice their opinions, share personal stories or educate others. Writing for us will hopefully not only allow them to improve their communication skills, but also form a better worldview by exploring topics in-depth, and test their personal fit for journalism.
If you are interested, check out our writing process! If you are unsure about whether you should write for us, please always err on the side of applying.
We hope you will enjoy your time here, and we are eager to hear from you on our social media, in the comments section and to read your articles. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are keen to chat about the project!
Lots of love.
PS: if you want to know more about the best ways to do good, go to the resources page!
Meet the Team
Céline Galletti is a third-year student in BA Comparative Literature at UCL. Eagerly passionate and curious about the world and what it has to offer, she believes in the importance of communication and art to spread awareness. In addition to some past experience in printed media and radio, she now is the head writer for the art magazine Abundant Art and has worked with UCL Effective Altruism as head of marketing for a year. As such, she combined her skills in writing and online marketing to create a platform that would combine creativity and information, and even picked up the courage to do some digital design and web development while she was at it. She is available to anyone who is up for a chat at: email@example.com
Camille Fayet is a third-year student in BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at UCL. Desirous to bring change and make the world a better place, she believes that rigorous and insightful journalism is key to spreading awareness. She has developed good communication and project management skills through her experience in academic research, her involvement in the Effective Altruism community as Head of Events for the UCL group and her summer job as a tour guide. As she now engages in this new venture, she is determined to continue learning to make Better Matters a news outlet that has the potential to impact the world for the better. She’d love to chat with anyone interested at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Gordon is a second-year natural sciences student at UCL, specialising in chemistry and statistics. While she enjoys learning about science, and spent the summer working in the UK Government Office for Science focusing on emerging technologies, she is actually more passionate about writing and is currently spending a significant portion of her spare time finishing the novel she’s been working on since 2020. Not only does working on Better Matters bring these two interests of hers together – she’s also excited about the impact the project could have.