The course is taught using each of traditional, digital and innovative teaching methods and platforms.
Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials devoted to regular formative assessments, study trips devoted (additional fees may be incurred and/or that such opportunities may be subject to application) to experiential learning and taught sessions in a range of locations outside of the classroom, online working and research, self-directed study and group / collaborative work.
The course team aims to facilitate learning through experiential, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways that empower you to take risks and explore your creativity: to equip you with technical knowledge and employable skills; to support the achievement of excellence in independent research; and to prepare you for making a significant impact on the communities and industries you choose to work in.
Each creative module has professional visiting lecturers, and these consist of poets, playwrights, authors and magazine publishers. There is a strong publishing element on this course, which includes opportunities to participate in publishing the CovWords Creative Writing magazine, to ensure that you are receiving first-hand experience in the publishing industry.
Within the course are career-focused writing projects involving social media, new modes of writing, editing and self-publishing.
Meet our staff
Alyson Morris - Senior Lecturer in English
I am a Course Director for BA English and Creative Writing. I write poetry, short stories, and have published materials for education. As Faculty Teaching Fellow, I am encouraging the use of creative assessment across the University, and I am now working with members of staff from Law, Geography Environment and Disaster Management, International Studies and Social Science, and Health and Life Sciences.
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