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
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.
As our final year students head towards the end of their time with us at University, we asked a few of them to reflect on their journey and experiences with us so far.
BA (Hons) English Literature student Sophie and BA (Hons) English and Drama student Katie answer a few questions on their views on the university, their chosen course and their future plans. Continue Reading