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MA Creative Writing student becomes writer for the Times Literary Supplement following internship

Amelia Guttridge, will contribute reviews to the Times Literary Supplement on a freelance basis following a two week internship last September

Amelia Guttridge
Amelia Guttridge

Amelia Guttridge, a second-year part-time MA Creative Writing student, has recently had her review of Laura Purcell’s novel The Corset published in the Times Literary Supplement (TLS). In September 2018, Amelia was the recipient of the annual Nottingham Trent University (NTU) MA Creative Writing TLS Internship, which offers a two week paid internship at the London offices of the TLS to a successful student.

“My time at the TLS was an incredible learning opportunity”, Amelia commented. “For two weeks I had a front row seat to the workings of one of the world’s best literary newspapers, and I was able to contribute to the paper in numerous ways. It broadened my understanding of the industry immeasurably. And, of course, the internship also led directly to my first piece of published literary criticism - I would recommend the experience to anybody who can take it.”

Dr Rory Waterman, the course leader of NTU’s MA Creative Writing, added: “The TLS is the world’s leading publication for literary culture in English, evidently committed to being a broad church, and this internship, now in its third year, allows some of our most ambitious, talented and enterprising MA Creative Writing students to get a fully paid flavour of working in that uniquely rich environment. Amelia is an outstanding writer, and it is no surprise to me that she has been taken on by them as a freelance reviewer. We expect many similar successes in forthcoming years, and are grateful to Robert Potts, Managing Director of the TLS, for providing our students with this excellent employability and work experience opportunity.”

The internship signals a continuation of the strong professional relationship between our MA Creative Writing course and the TLS, creating further job and networking opportunities for graduates. The vocationally focused course regularly welcomes guest speakers from local organisations, which allows students the chance to network with industry experts and advance their careers.

Subscribers can read Amelia’s TLS review here:

MA Creative Writing student becomes writer for the Times Literary Supplement following internship

Published on 21 January 2019
  • Subject area: English, history and philosophy
  • Category: Current students; School of Arts and Humanities

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