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Applied Humanities Hallmark Peepal

Second year students from history and English courses in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities were recently given the opportunity to work on live industry briefs set by our partners at Hallmark Cards and Leeds based publishers Peepal Tree Press. 

10/08/20

Students share their creative achievements

Three English with Creative Writing students share their achievements over the last academic year and how studying the course at Leeds Beckett University has developed their skills and imagination.

17/07/20
 Amy Hobbs
 Mackenzie Johnson
 Luke Cable

The Walters Family Windrush Story

Shalikah Walters-Watson, Leeds Beckett MA Contemporary Literature student, remembers her family history on this year’s Windrush Day.

23/06/20
 

National Writing Day 2020 – a short guide to writing creatively

As a reader, writer and tutor, one of my favourite genres is life writing: biographies, autobiographies, and most all, memoirs. In this post for National Writing Day 2020, I want to encourage readers (regardless of prior writing experience) to think about writing creatively of episodes in their own lives.

A poets journey back to education

Years after leaving education, Shona Marshall shares with us how she reconnected with her love of music and poetry, which led her to study BA (Hons) Creative Writing in Contemporary Culture at Leeds Beckett University.

22/04/20
 

Marketing success for English Lit graduate

It was during a university work placement at a publishing house when Courtney Castle, English Literature graduate, discovered how her creative writing talents could be transferred to writing social and online web content. Less than a year after graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Courtney is already successfully making her way up the marketing career ladder.

05/11/19
 Courtney Castle

Leeds Cultural Conversations - Dystopia and Women’s Writing

The first in this years Leeds Cultural Conversations series was centred around dystopia and women’s writing. Professor Susan Watkins, from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, examined why dystopian fiction is so popular today, and provided a review of The Testaments, the eagerly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.

Megan in front of the Eifel Tower

Parisian Story: Part 2

Recent graduate Megan continues her Parisian story working on a placement as a travel writer, eating croissants and people watching. This follows on from Megan’s first blog article from September 2019.

22/10/19
 Megan Slack
Megan in Paris

My journey from Leeds Beckett University to a Parisian office

Megan, a recent graduate, talks about her experience of taking her creative writing skills to Paris and the world of travel writing.

06/08/19
 Megan Slack

How To Curate A Blog

In this blog post I have the inside scoop on how to articulate creative writing ideas, story and character development with the extremely talented yet humble Dr. Rachel Connor, Course Director for the English with Creative Writing degree at Leeds Beckett University and published novelist, radio scriptwriter and poet.

22/05/19
 Sam

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