I’ve found it a great joy to be able to get to know my tutors over the course of my degree. They’re helpful and insightful, I feel that if I had any issues or questions, they wouldn’t hesitate to lend a hand where they could.
More about Megan
What were the key features that attracted you to your course?
The ability to expand on my skills as a writer. I’d looked at degrees such as English or Journalism, but it was this course that I knew I would be passionate about. I think the key to really enjoying your academic journey is to study a subject where you know you’ll have fun and doing the assignments are something that you look forward to.
Is there anything about your course that stood out to you, perhaps that wasn’t offered anywhere else you applied?
When I looked online at the prospectus, this course really allowed you to go into the incredibly varied genres of creative writing. It’s been really eye opening to be able to break away from the more traditional forms of writing and to bring my skills and my interests into a modern world of storytelling both in a workplace and on a digital space.
What would you describe as the real strengths of your course?
The staff are great, I’ve found it a great joy to be able to get to know my tutors over the course of my degree. They’re helpful and insightful, I feel that if I had any issues or questions, they wouldn’t hesitate to lend a hand where they could. There is also an immense focus on employability throughout the course. Each module is aimed at developing and refining skills that are becoming increasingly sought after by employers.
What topics / projects have you really felt engaged with?
Modules such as Magazine Publishing: Concept to Dissemination and Performance and Collaboration were highlights for me, being able to draw on my strengths and the strengths of my peers to produce a finished product that is an amazing collaboration of work was an incredible experience.
What has been your greatest achievement as a Nottingham Trent University student?
I would say my greatest personal achievement is my ability to speak and share my work in front of others. When I began this degree, the idea of sharing my work in front of my peers was daunting. Recently I stood in front of a large audience and read a piece that had been published by Nottingham Contemporary as part of a placement. The difference in my confidence between when I started and now is amazing, and it’s one of the best things I’ve received from this degree.
In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to prospective students?
The course offered at Nottingham Trent covers so much more than traditional creative writing. They support complete creative freedom allowing you to develop yourself and become a more confident and versatile writer with a full and varied portfolio of work.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your course or your experiences at NTU? Do you have any advice for students considering coming to NTU?
This course offers so many opportunities, so make the most of your time here. The ability to have three years dedicated to writing is very rare and something I would highly recommend taking advantage of! Nottingham itself has an amazing writing community to get involved with, with monthly poetry nights and workshops dotted around the city.
English, Linguistics and Creative Writing at NTU
Words are worlds, and they demand exploration. Studying English, linguistics or creative writing requires a deep passion for language, an intellectual curiosity, and the ability to explain yourself with imagination and intelligence.
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