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Nottingham Creative Writing Hub is the central place for writers at Nottingham Trent University, including Creative Writing students and staff, and is hosted by the Department of English, Linguistics and Philosophy.

Ntu is the home of dynamic and long-established undergraduate and postgraduate courses in creative writing, with a very exciting and thriving community of writers. here you will find links to our courses, member profiles, and information about events, awards and publications..

NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities has some of the finest writers in the country on its staff, in fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, creative non-fiction, and other genres. Many of our members are also academic and press critics. Our students often do extraordinary things. This is a great place to find out about what these writers do, what they’re up to, and how you can get involved. We believe in community and communication, the principles of open inquiry, and great writing – wherever it comes from.

NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities is also home to the Centre for Research in Literature, Linguistics and Culture . Most of our staff and PGR members are also members of this Research Centre, and the points of connection are multiple and varied. We urge you to check that out too.

If you are a Hub member, or are in any way affiliated with our activities, and wish to have an article considered for publication on the Nottingham Creative Writing Hub blog, please contact the Hub Convener Rory Waterman (contact details linked under ‘Members’).

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Creative writing for media (level 3   ual extended diploma) — full-time, course outline.

This course is perfect if you believe that creative writing is one of life’s great pleasures.

The media industry is always on the lookout for new ideas, whether it be for television, radio, games or film. Of course anyone can post their creative writing on a blog, but could you make money for it if it was a script? Could you produce excerpts in different formats so you can sell your material more easily? Do you know how to present and layout your ideas for industry movers and shakers? Could you write in someone else’s voice?

You’ll learn to develop your writing and apply it to different media formats. You will have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of work and produce excerpts using audio and video to advertise your skills. You will gain an understanding of genre in media writing and learn how to create stories that appeal to audiences. You will also learn how to present your work for professional submission and how to pitch and explain your work to stand the best chance of making money from your skills.

You can expect a range of assessments and creative projects plus a final major project at the end of each year. You will examine the work of successful writers from the industry and be encouraged to develop your own style. You will complete 90 credits in Year 1 and gain a standalone qualification. On successful completion of this, you will progress into Year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma.

You can view the fantastic works of our Media, Photography & Performance students on our showcase website run by our media faculty team.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Qualification

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Duration

2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths at grades 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 9–4 (A*–C), or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE grade 9–4 (A*–C).

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is continuous and will consist of a portfolio of reports, presentations and creative projects plus a final major project at the end of each year.

Progression

Choose to follow with university-level study and a career where high quality writing plays a role – from marketing and business through to audio, film, television and web-based production.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our for more information.

Media Lecturer Rob Hitchen

Our hands-on courses are aligned with careers which means our students regularly put the skills they learn into practice. Media Lecturer Rob Hitchen talks about the newly built Digital Media Centre based at the City Hub, which features future ready technology providing our students with the experience, knowledge and professional skills ready for when they enter the media industry.

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NTU’s MA in Creative Writing is one the longest-established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK and many of our graduates from this course have successfully published their work. This is testament to the quality of the course and the team of award-winning writers and academics who are committed to working with talented and committed post graduate writers. This course is renowned for its lively community of writers and teachers and you’ll get the chance to explore a selection of genres including fiction, poetry, children and young adults fiction.

Advice on getting published and lectures on the writing industry are incorporated into the structure of the course, and there are opportunities to meet publishers, editors and agents. We have strong, professional links to many well renowned industries including Nottingham Playhouse and Times Literary Supplement. This course is perfect for you if you wish to pursue your passion for the written word in a UNESCO City of Literature and enhance your writing and editing skills along the way. You'll also develop your communication skills, enrich your experience when travelling abroad and increase your career prospects. Graduates from this course have included many highly successful published authors across a wide range of genres, such as Kim Slater, Hilary Spiers, Stephan Collishaw, Maria Allen, Di Slaney, and Nicola Monaghan.

Applicants who hold a good honours degree ( minimum 2:2) will be considered for this course but applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement.

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A good honours degree (minimum 2.2); applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement. Submit a 3000-word creative writing sample, OR c. 100 lines of poetry, OR an equivalent mixture of poetry and prose/script. Evidence in personal statement of a commitment to writing.. Applicants whose first language is not English require 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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A good honours degree (minimum 2.2); applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement. Submit a 3000-word creative writing sample, OR c. 100 lines of poetry, OR an equivalent mixture of poetry and prose/script. Evidence in personal statement of a commitment to writing.. Applicants whose first language is not English require 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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  • Malaysian fee: RM29,700 per year
  • International fee: RM35,500 per year
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Course overview

The University of Nottingham Malaysia has a very successful English School and is known globally for its international quality of teaching and research. The English School began its operation in 2013 and offers two high-quality undergraduate degrees: English Language and Literature & English with Creative Writing. Teaching and research areas within the School include various types of applied linguistics, systemic functional linguistics, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 18th and 19th-Century literature, modern British and American literatures, world literatures in English, literary linguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, metaphor studies, discourse analysis and creative writing.

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This programme will delve into the unique techniques of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and playwriting genres. Students will have the chance to get feedback from peers and professionals in the industry.

Students will also gain exceptional writing skills while getting insight into the writing process. The creative and analytical skills gained through this programme will enable you to develop high-level creative and analytical skills needed for academic and professional interactions. 

Core Modules

This module offers an introduction to key issues and skills in the discipline for those making the transition to studying English at the university level in the School of English at UNM. Whereas the other modules necessarily concentrate your attention within closely defined disciplinary boundaries (with a focus that is essential to learning specific skills and acquiring specialist knowledge), this module emphasizes points of intersection between the diverse disciplines contained within the study of English. Taught in small groups, students are encouraged to explore critically and reflectively what it means to be a student of English, and are supported in developing a toolkit of study, writing, critical thinking, theory, research and communication skills which can be transferred to other modules.

This module introduces students to the process of writing fiction and creative non-fiction by engaging in a variety of forms of reading and writing practice. Activities include creative and analytical responses to published writing, writing exercises in fiction and creative non-fiction, and revision of work written over the course of the module. The content includes character, narrative, and point of view.

This introductory module allows students to gain a broad and basic understanding of linguistics as an academic discipline. It is designed to equip students for further studies in the field of linguistics as a whole, and to develop individual specialisms in the future. Ideally, students should be well prepared to become more specialised in any of the areas covered, and take initial interests further. At the end of this module, students should be able to define the discipline, and the main pre-occupations of its sub-fields. Students will be expected to have developed an understanding of linguistic contrasts, from the phonological to the pragmatic level, and of the types of analyses open to students of those fields. This module introduces students to the core areas of linguistics, discourse, language acquisition, and pragmatics, focusing on several broad areas pertaining to linguistics and its methodological issues in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

This module introduces students to some of the core skills for literary studies, including skills in reading, writing, researching and presentation. The module addresses topics including close reading, constructing an argument, and handling critical material, as well as introducing students to key critical questions about literary genres, production and reception. These elements are linked to readings of specific literary texts, focused on poetry and prose selected from the 20th and 21st century literature. 

This module examines the influence of English as an international language. It provides students with an overview of the historical, literary, and social development of English including its spread as a global language through the processes of colonisation and globalisation. It also considers how English continues to evolve in the 20th and 21st centuries as an international lingua franca and focuses on its prominent role in global communications and as a resource for the shaping of identities and knowledge across the world. This module draws from a range of analytical approaches including historical linguistics, stylistics, sociolinguistics, multimodality, and globalisation theories.

This is a full-year module that introduces students to a range of core texts in the literary canon from the medieval to 21st century. It aims to provide students with a background to the history of English literature and drama, and provide a broad overview of the key developments in terms of genre, subject matter, style and reception. Students will explore a range of texts including Beowulf  and  Dream of the Rood , and works from authors including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wycherley, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Dickens, Wilde, and Virginia Woolf to twenty-first century novel and poetry. The authors will be situated within their socio-historic context, and we will consider the relationship between culture, history and literature.

This module explores the relationship between discourse and society. It considers the vital role that discourse plays in various communicative domains including healthcare, business, politics, law, the media, advertising and education. You will be introduced to frameworks for examining various types of discourse and communication strategies, including multi-modal approaches that examine the visual aspects of texts, as well as a range of contemporary approaches to discourse analysis. The domains of law, politics, healthcare, advertising, the media, business and education offer a rich resource for discourse-based studies of society and enable you to discover the uses of communicative strategies in specific social settings. For example, you will have the opportunity to analyse a range of socially-situated texts, including political speeches, police interrogations, classroom meetings, business and medical communication. 

This module bridges the study of literature and the study of language, and offers training in the discipline of literary linguistics, also known as stylistics. The emphasis is on the analysis of linguistic and narratological aspects of literary texts in order to show their linguistic patterns and provide an account of their readerly effects, significance, meaning and value. The module offers an opportunity for specialisation in preparation for level 3 modules in the modern English language, particularly in the areas of stylistics, cognitive poetics and narratology.

This module will familiarise students with relevant aesthetic, generic, and literary-historical strategies for tracing formal and thematic transformations in literature from 1910 to 1960. Moving between genres, the module will unfold chronologically from modernism, through the inter-war and post-war years. Lectures and seminars will address some key phases of creative transition, while also focusing on the work of representative novelists, poets, and dramatists. This combination of overview and textual scrutiny will encourage students to explore influences and affinities between writers working in different modes and periods. Weekly topics will primarily be concerned with mapping literary formations and innovations within the artistic and cultural contexts from which they emerge, while also addressing the wider aesthetic and ideological significances of issues such as class reformation, gender identity, racial integration, and social belonging.

This module aims to develop students’ skills in writing for performance and through this improve their analysis and understanding of contemporary theatre and performance texts and where their own work might be located within it. Areas covered will include finding / shaping / reworking material, adaptation; genre and mode; story and plot; units of action; shape and structure, act and scene; dramatic dialogue: registers of language, rhythm and speech; dramatic action: through lines and objectives, action as relationship; space and setting; and characterisation and representation. Reading contemporary performance pieces, as well as seeing these in performance, will contribute to the students’ understanding of forms and the relationship between text, performance and production. Analysis of the same will be accompanied by the sharing, analysis and evaluation of students’ own work within the group and will affect further development accordingly.

This module will allow students to develop the process of writing prose and poetry, as established in the Beginning Creative Writing module, by engaging in various forms of reading and practice. Particular issues for consideration in prose might include narrative voice and technique, point of view, character development, dialogue, plot, and setting; in poetry the content takes a range of approaches to poetic form, and focuses on forms including the sonnet, the sestina and the cut-up. Activities will include creative and analytical responses to selected works, writing exercises in both major genres, and participation in workshop sessions with their peers. By the end of the module students will revise selected work based upon feedback and suggestions received during workshops.

This module enables the students to explore the wide variety of Victorian and fin-de-siècle literature, with examples from fiction (both novels and short stories), critical writing, poetry and drama. It examines changes in literary forms and genres over this period. It pays some attention to the contested transition between Victorianism and Modernism. The module is organised in terms of a number of interrelated themes, which may include empire and race, class and labour relations, gender and sexuality, decadence and aestheticism, religious faith and doubt, and evolution and degeneration. Students are encouraged to consider issues of genre and make connections between the ways these themes are represented and explored in specific literary works, and larger changes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century social, political, intellectual and publishing culture.

This module aims to introduce the global varieties of modern and contemporary literature translated into the English language. It will offer an insight into some of the theoretical frameworks that have been used to interpret and critique texts in the world literature. We mainly read texts which are not typically considered as British or American literature. By looking at what is considered a key ‘classical’ text in different literary traditions, the module investigates relations between different literary and cultural contexts, including some of the difficulties of translation. This course will also introduce students to some of the intellectual aspects of literary analysis and criticism associated with world literatures translated into English Language. The module is taught in English and the texts will be read in translation. The texts are selected from a wide range of languages and cultures, written, for example, by Arab, African, Russian, Latin-American, Iberian, Indian, French, and Turkish authors.

This module will allow you to build upon the skills established in previous Creative Writing modules and put them into practice by conducting workshops overseen by the tutor. At this stage, you will determine the balance of poetry and prose for your assignment while continuing to engage in various forms of creative and analytical responses to selected readings. Particular issues for consideration in prose might include narrative voice and technique, point of view, character development, dialogue, plot, and setting; while in poetry, such elements as form, meter, and prosody will be addressed. By the end of the module, you will revise work based on feedback and suggestions received during workshops.

This dissertation is an extended writing project in an area of writing chosen by you. It must be appropriate to your degree programme and approved by the convener. The module gives the students to explore in depth an area of writing of their choice, under the direction of a member of staff to develop a sustained engagement with their creative work, thus developing their capacity for independent study.

British’ is here conceived as an inclusive concept, open to contestation and available for appropriation (as in ‘Black British’). Key texts from the 1950s up to the present day will be selected for study. Particular issues will set the agenda, including: representations of history, gender, ethnicity, the state-of-the-nation, national identity, formal innovation etc. The discussion will concentrate on the formal operations and innovations of selected novelists, and will be underpinned by a consideration of how the contemporary context influences these questions of form. 

This module examines approaches to the description of patterns and structures of the English language. It introduces grammatical models with a focus on the relationship between patterns and meanings in context. The module will explore differences between grammatical descriptions of spoken and written language, it will investigate the interplay of lexis and grammar, and it will ask what kind of generalisations about the English language can usefully form the basis for reference grammar. The module gives particular emphasis to approaches that are informed by evidence of language use and it will explore the applicability of these approaches to examples of language in context, particularly in terms of varieties of World English in the local context.

This module offers an in-depth exploration of the historical and theatrical contexts of early modern English drama. Drawing on the most innovative and provocative works by Shakespeare and some of his key contemporaries (Marlowe, Kyd, Middleton, Jonson, Webster, and others), this module invites students to explore the three-dimensional stagecraft of these writers. Lectures will introduce the physical environments of the first professional indoor and outdoor theatres, the political and institutional contexts that shaped dramatic production, and the conditions of performance for which dramatists wrote, seeing early modern playwriting as a vibrant and collaborative process. Through a combination of historical research, close reading and creative exploration in workshops, students will build confidence in analysing the ways in which the extant texts imply and provoke performance, and draw on these knowledge bases in written assessments. The module will be delivered through lectures and seminars: the seminars will, on the one hand, give further practice in close reading and equip students with the skills necessary for reading early modern material fluently, and on the other, encourage examination of the assumptions made in contextual readings, to enable students to develop their own critical voice and authority.

This module aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in sociolinguistics, a wide-ranging knowledge of approaches to and theories of sociolinguistic phenomena, and the opportunity to engage in their own investigations of these issues with skills of practical investigation, data-collection, processing, and the presentation and interpretation of data in a sociolinguistic context.

Typical optional modules

This module explores the Malaysian variety of English sometimes colloquially referred to as Manglish. However, it recognises that the variety under study is extremely heterogeneous, comprising in fact several potential varieties with a number of different substrates. The data are taken from a number of sources in Malaysia, including advertisements, literature, radio broadcasts, television shows and plays. The module encourages students to directly engage in data collection and analysis. In so doing, the participants directly add to the existing literature on Malaysian English, while also situating their study in the general field of World Englishes. This can be done particularly via the rather more extensive work on Singapore English, which while not identical, nevertheless shares a number of features. The students directly engage in the debates surrounding good English and the accompanying movement of that name; they also explore questions of language convergence and divergence.

This module explores the writings of several Malaysian writers who have emerged since mid-20th century, and especially after Malaysian Independence. The module encourages students to directly engage in literary analysis of the poetry and fiction produced by several Malaysian authors and poets. In so doing, the students directly contribute to the existing critical research on Malaysian literature in English, while also situating their studies in the general field of World Englishes. 

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies.
30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level.
BBB, excluding Pengajian Am.
2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language.
ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects).
79% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects).

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s requirements.
4, 4, 4 in relevant subjects.
Acceptance to the second year is on a case-by-case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects.
Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects.
Successful completion of the Foundation in Arts and Education programme.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we are also reviewing and accepting grades based on the minimum acceptable (and those who are holding grades with near misses). The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

90 (minimum 19 in Writing and Listening, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking

71 (with no less than 65 in each element)

grade C

grade C

CEFR level B2

grade C / 4

grade C / 4

grade B / 6

Band 4.5

grade A2

4 points

4 points

5 points

IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Foundation progression options

The Foundation in Arts and Education is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, communication, critical thinking and study skills.

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as politics, the world economy, media and education.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn.

  • Supervision
  • Practical classes

How you will be assessed

  • Group coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Research project
  • Portfolio (written/digital)
  • Reflective review

Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate courses.

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Malaysian studentsRM29,700 per year
International studentsRM35,500 per year

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Where you will learn

Malaysia campus.

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.

The creative, analytical and communication skills developed during an English degree will help the students face readily the changing demands of the 21st-century workplace. English graduates have a range of career choices open to them.

When studying for a degree at Nottingham University Business School, whichever direction you decide to take, we will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in your career. Our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, Highfliers Research).

Job Opportunities include freelance writing, teaching, translation, copywriting, broadcasting, business, communications, the creative industries, government service, human resources, journalism, law, lecturing, management, marketing, public relations, publishing, and research in humanities. Some students may choose to undertake postgraduate study or teacher training.

Frequently asked questions

Obtaining a degree in English and Creative Writing equips you with a diverse set of transferable skills, setting the stage for numerous fulfilling career paths.

Here are some job opportunities directly related to an English and Creative Writing degree:

  • Content Creator
  • Creative Director
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Web Content Manager
  • Technical Writer or UX Writer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Literary Agent
  • Proofreader
  • Grant Writer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Media Researcher

Yes, upon completion of this course, you can consider pursuing postgraduate courses such as:

  • English and Creative Writing MA
  • Media, Communications and Culture MA
  • English Language and Literature MA

Yes, UNM has various scholarships and financial assistance schemes for deserving students.

This graduate programme offers a wide range of modules that cover various genres and forms of creative writing including writing for performance and poetry writing. These are designed to build a strong foundation in essential writing skills. Those who wish to pursue postgraduate degree in ‘English and Creative Writing’ may have an opportunity to specialise in a module of their choice.

Yes, UNM often organises literary events, or creative writing showcases where students can share their work. There may also be opportunities to submit your writing to university publications or external literary journals.

While prior writing experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement. The curriculum is designed to cater to students with varying levels of writing proficiency and provides guidance and support to help you develop your writing skills. 

Yes, UNM’s BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing programme prepares you for a career in writing and related fields. It equips you with the necessary skills to pursue a professional writing career in social media, publishing, marketing and more.

Yes. UNM often organises guest lectures, author talks, or writing workshops where established writers or authors visit the campus to share their experiences and insights with students.

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Drama and Creative Writing is a dynamic research group dedicated to the production and study of performance and creative practice.

The group covers a wide range of research and creative activity. These creative and critical interests feed directly into our doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and supervision.

The research group combines two distinct, yet interlinked, discipline areas: Drama and Performance , and Creative Writing .

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Drama and Performance

Drama and Performance covers a rich span of performance types and historical periods. We also have a strong track record of collaboration with regional creative and cultural industry partners. Our particular expertise includes the following:

  • Shakespeare and early modern drama with a focus on historical and contemporary performance histories
  • Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century British and Irish theatre, including modernism and the avant-garde
  • Audience and reception studies
  • Theatrical place and space
  • Theatre history and historiography
  • Playwriting and digital performance
  • Collaborative research with creative economy partners.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing at Nottingham covers a wide range of skills and techniques, including scriptwriting, poetry and fiction (including short stories, novels and digital texts). We are all published writers and practitioners.

There is an emphasis on the practicalities of getting published in our teaching activities, from the initial writing, through to editing and publication or performance.

Guest and honorary lecturers provide additional context and work-based experience. Our writer-in-residence is the award-winning novelist and short-story writer Professor Jon McGregor . Students have the opportunity to work alongside Jon McGregor on The Letters Page , the School of English’s literary journal.

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