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Wordsmith

Siobhan Coleman

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.

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Creative Writing, Drama, English, Language, Literature

By Siobhan Coleman

Graduate, 2017, School of English

Simon Callow

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.

I, alongside some second year students had the opportunity of representing the School of English. We were invited to interview the actor Simon Callow at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute. Despite this being an incredible opportunity, we all felt very nervous as this was a first time experience for us all. Many fears were circulating all of our minds. What will he be like? Will he be difficult to talk to? Will he be down to earth or standoffish? The truth is none of us had any idea what to expect, however the outcome of the day turned out to be to the most unlikely scenario.

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English, Language, Literature

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.

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BA (Hons) English  student Natalie and BA (Hons) English Literature student Katie answer a few questions on their views on the university, their chosen course and their future plans.

How have you found the School of English so far?

Natalie: It’s amazing. Everyone within the School has been so helpful. When I talk to other people about their university experience, it never sounds as engaging. I feel like we get a lot of support, the tutors are always willing to help and improve our studies.

Emily: When I was home for Christmas, my mum asked me if I thought I’d made the right choice by coming here, and I said yes, it is probably the best choice I’ve ever made. I will tell everyone I meet that if they want to study English, they need to come here because the support system is just incredible. We are actually so lucky to be here with everyone around us.

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Drama, English, Literature

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.

 

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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.

Why did you initially apply to study in Birmingham?

Sophie: The city life! I wanted to be near everything.

Katie: I currently live in Wolverhampton and wanted to live at home and commute. I have school friends who chose Birmingham City University and I heard really positive things. I also like how the campus is in the city centre and very accessible.

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