We offer flexible, rewarding writing and mentor careers through our bespoke portal

How it works


Sign up.

Firstly, register yourself at academicminds.co.uk. We will vet you, carrying out a qualifications check – remember, we’re looking for scholars who have studied at Oxbridge, red-bricks or pre-eminent international universities and have a track record of academic excellence. A First or 2:1 degree is essential.

If we approve your qualifications, there’s then a writing test, typically between 500 and 800 words, on your specialist subject.

A phone interview follows, and then a reference check. Finally, you will receive an induction on how to be a successful freelancer with us.

Ours is a thorough process designed to admit only the best. Our writers are proud that years of outstanding academic achievement have earned them the right to be part of such a prestigious institution.



Once you have signed up, you can browse our projects and bid on any that appeal to you. You can choose from quick £50 projects to long-term dissertation work worth thousands. As you become more successful, you can bid on larger projects and receive higher rates of pay.



As a freelance academic, you can choose where and when you work. Just meet your deadlines and reap the rewards.


Get paid.

Getting paid by Academic Minds is swift and painless. Just submit your invoice using our convenient academic portal and we will pay you within 10 working days.