Take a look at these suggestions from undergraduate course leader Dr Bea Hitchman, described by her as “indispensable to the study of writing at university.”
Jess Moriarty has co-edited a book featuring insights into the experiences of practitioners who use their creative process in a professional and personal context, showing how their creative process has helped them to achieve a fulfilling work/life balance.
Trans-sensory stories of gender-based violence: I feel, therefore I resist is at Grand Parade (14 – 18 Nov) and features artwork, sometimes provocative and disturbing, and includes illustration, fine art painting, comic stories, zines, performance, poetry, film, video, sculpture, light art and creative writing.
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with books. I remember walking home from primary school with my nose buried in a book completely oblivious to the world around me. Continue reading “Student view: Why I chose English Literature and Creative Writing”
Honorary Fellow of the School of Humanities, Richard Jacobs, has 40 years experience of teaching literature, so The English Association invited him to write about why it’s such an important subject to study . Read the article here. Continue reading “Why study Literature?”
The University of Brighton has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student outcomes in a UK-wide evaluation of higher education institutions. Continue reading “Brighton secures national Silver Award for teaching excellence”
Professor Stephen Maddison welcomes you to your new academic home. Continue reading “Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science!”
Take a look at some of the partnerships, prizes and events you will benefit from if you choose our Creative Writing courses at the University of Brighton.
Hear from Angelica, year 2 student who says “All of the lecturers and members of staff are so friendly and welcoming. Although I was extremely nervous, I felt at home almost instantly.”
Leanne Shorely, who is studying our Creative Writing MA, appeared on BBC Radio Sussex discussing her important work using her performance poetry to stop sexual harassment in clubs.
Second-year students are hosting a day of presentations today to discuss placements and the creative projects they’ve been involved in as part of the Literature and Media in Practice module. Continue reading “Future Horizons event today!”
Third year student Merci Roberts is supporting Joelle Taylor at the Brighton Fringe Festival’s Queer the Mic night on 1 June 2023.
Pier Review, an anthology of work from students and staff has been relaunched and is welcoming submissions. Continue reading “Writing anthology relaunched”
English language and media student Bella on why taking the Media in Practice module and finding a placement at a production company helped her find her career goal after a difficult second year.
We asked our lecturers about their path to the University of Brighton. Today it’s Principal lecturer and Subject Lead for English Language Dr Chrystie Myketiak, who says: “At the University of Brighton we’ve nurtured a lot of fantastically talented students in the area of language, gender and sexuality. When those students have their work externally recognised it is very powerful.”
Veneta Roberts who studied Creative Writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Brighton has been offered a place on the publishing giant’s six-week programme which helps students to participate in, and navigate, the publishing industry.
Angelica Lawson-Blake submitted her piece Walking and writing to the Writers and Artists blog inspired by the Walking as Creative Practice project.
Craig Jordan-Baker, who teaches creative writing and literature, has just published a new book featuring prose and poetry, charting the history, landscape and divisions of the Bann, Northern Ireland’s longest river
Veneta Roberts, a Doctor of Research at the University of Brighton who also studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here won for her story 1974.
George Green graduated in English Language and Linguistics in 2014 – he told the university’s alumni team about his experience. Continue reading ““It felt safe for me to be my authentic self for the first time and be automatically accepted for that too””
When she graduated, alumna Cat van Maanen put her Media and English Literature course learning to immediate practice setting up Conker Magazine. Continue reading ““My degree gave me a unique perspective on writing and creating that I still reflect upon””
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Bea decribes herself as ‘a swot’ at school and did lots of jobs before becoming an author and lecturer, including a financial administrative and a video editor!
We know the path to success doesn’t always go smoothly, so we asked our lecturers about the ups and downs on their path to the University of Brighton. Because Jess didn’t have the easiest start at her own university, she says “I have empathy for students who don’t sail through… watching them create work they are proud of and celebrate at graduation is what makes me happiest.”
Tanaka Mhishi studied on the University of Brighton’s Literature BA and Creative Writing MA and is a poet, playwright and performer who creates pieces which handle topics such as sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race.
Bea Hitchman’s novel All of You Every Single One has been longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Crown Award.
Featuring original writing, academic commentary, reviews, and in-depth interviews with writers and artists, run by students, teachers and alumni of the University of Brighton. Continue reading “Take a look at online literary magazine Pier Review”
The Flight of the Dragonfly night will return on July 12. Continue reading “Popular spoken word event returns”
Students taking our Linguistics BA(Hons) will, from 2023, have the opportunity to choose to graduate with the new award titles ‘Linguistics with Intercultural Communication’ or ‘Linguistics with Policy and Planning.’
Students choosing our Creative Writing BA(Hons) now have the opportunity to graduate with the award title Creative Writing with Wellbeing. Continue reading “Creative Writing degree offers new Wellbeing pathway”
If you study an English course at the University of Brighton you have the chance to take an work placement – and this week students who have worked during their studies at companies including Factory Films and The Old Market Theatre hosted an event to celebrate and feedback on their experiences. Continue reading “English students share experience of their industry placements at Connecting The Dots event”
The publishers will support an annual prize for the best dissertation with a prize – graduating students will win books and publication in an Epoque Press e-zine. Continue reading “Epoque Press announce new dissertation prize for University of Brighton English students”
Read our interview with Merci Roberts where she talks about performing at the event, her course and the lecturers, and living in Brighton, as well as reading her winning poem Justice for Peace. Continue reading “English Literature and Creative Writing student wins Hammer & Tongue spoken-word poetry slam”
I graduated from my full time MA study in Creative Writing in 2021, with a high distinction. During my year of study at University of Brighton, I sharpened my writing skills across a variety of modules including rhetoric, poetry and narrative, as well as becoming a course representative and even publishing an e-book, all remotely!
Check out PierReview, a blog dedicated to work by Creative Writing MA students.
If you’re a Brighton student, or are thinking about choosing one of our English courses, check out the Instagram account.
While studying Creative Writing at the University of Brighton, Harry Hillery worked with the Terrence Higgins Trust as part of the Communities of Practice module, where they became artist-in-residence and started archiving stories. Continue reading “Creative Writing MA grad launches Brighton Aids Memorial Exhibition”
I feel proud of what I’ve achieved during my time at the University of Brighton, particularly in light of the lockdown limitations. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Leah Squires: MA Creative Writing”
The positive feedback from the MA tutors has given me more confidence in my ability, whilst their constructive criticism has helped me to become a better writer. Continue reading “Graduates 2021: Marianne Lemond: MA Creative Writing”