by Ceri Osborne
Faculty Student Success Advisor Team Leader for ADM
Each year at the School of English, we host our very own Summer Show, highlighting and celebrating the successes of our staff and students throughout the academic year. It’s a great opportunity for classmates to share their creative work with fellow students, staff, friends and family. Continue Reading
By Mesha Pope
3rd year student
The School of English recently held a careers day which hosted fourteen guest speakers, each with a different angle on life after university. The speakers had mostly taken different paths, and had individual journeys to gain experience, knowledge and a true feeling of what they really wanted to do as a career. There was a combination of creatives, professionals, ex-students along with a couple of curve-balls!
Recent Graduate, School of English, 2017
The School of English newspaper is a student run project that gives all our students the opportunity to get involved with both editing and writing. Having the choice to do both allows the students to develop their skills in areas that they may want to pursue as a career. Wordsmith is printed as a physical copy, meaning the School has an easily accessible way to get information regarding events and activities that take place throughout the School and the University. Our hard working students get a sense of pride in having their work displayed.
MA Creative Writing 2016-18
On Friday 16 February I attended the Verve Poetry Festival in Birmingham for the first time, courtesy of Birmingham City University (BCU) who had sponsored the event and offered free tickets to students. Staged amongst the hardcovers on the second floor of Waterstones Birmingham, it featured the poets Mir Mahfuz Ali, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Sasha Dugdale.
by Mesha Pope
3rd year BA (Hons) English student
“I hide them in bowls under the bed. Packets of Marks and Spencer’s crisps, Kettle Chips… Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar, they’re the best ones.”
Uplifted. Nostalgic. Heartbroken.
Just three of the varied emotions I felt whilst watching the wonderful Maria Ferguson. Fat Girls Don’t Dance was both hilarious and heart-warming in equal measure. She describes herself as being a ‘chubby kid’ and so her work exposes her continued struggle with food and how this affected her as an up and coming performer.
By Siobhan Coleman
Graduate, 2017, School of English
Stepping out of our comfort zones can be a daunting challenge for most of us, however I am going to discuss the fantastic benefits of saying yes to a new experience. Continue Reading