English and Creative Writing | Student Stories
So what’s it really like to study English and Creative Writing at Glamorgan?
Alex, from Liverpool, wants to become a writer and is taking the English and Creative Writing degree at Glamorgan.
Gunita Sapa, a Creative and Professional Writing with TESOL degree student, talks about her love of writing, living in Cardiff and how Glamorgan’s TESOL qualification will allow her to teach English overseas.
Henriette Paul-Pont, from Sweden, talks about her plans to become a writer and how DAPS, Glamorgan’s creative writing anthology, has given her valuable skills and experience in writing and editing.
Hannah Brunning talks about the English Literature degree.
Joanna Quinn – MPhil in Writing
“My experiences on the MPhil in Writing at Glamorgan have been invaluable in helping me to get my work up to competition standard.”
Sarah Broughton – MPhil Writing
“I think to succeed at a masters of this kind you need energy, time, a willingness to have your work debated publicly – and ambition.”
Hannah Lewis – BA (Hons) English Literature
“I listened to the course content, the inspiring successes of English graduates and certain extra-curricular bonuses (like the university’s creative writing anthology). I felt like it was the right fit for me in every way.”
Cerys Davies – BA (Hons) Language and Communication
“I’ve always been interested in how language shapes the society we live in.”
Jo Thomasson – BA (Hons) in English Literature
“The lecturers play a big part in helping you to form your own opinions and readings, whilst giving you the tools and knowledge to be able to support them.”
Leon A.C. Qualls – BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing
“Writing creatively is the best feeling in the world. If you have a passion for writing, then having the excuse to write in order to gain a degree means you are one lucky person.”
Rachel England – BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing
“I’d always had a real passion for English literature, and before I went to university had tried my hand at writing and enjoyed it, so it was an obvious choice for me.”
Trevor Byrne – BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing/ part-time lecturer
“The creative writing workshops, where student work is discussed and critiqued openly and honestly, helped give me a sense of validation as a writer.”
Rebecca Moore – MA Gothic Studies
“Although the subject matter was right up my street, with many of my favourite books being on the reading list, the outstanding feature was the sheer quality of the teaching.”