English and Creative Writing News

01 September 2021

The power of the written word

Always dreamed of turning your love of writing into a professional career? Our unique joint degree in English and Creative Writing allows you to deepen your intellectual knowledge of literature and further enhance your unders...

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11 August 2021

A Story Full of Possibilities - BA (Hons) Creative Writing

Do you have a passion for creative writing and literature? Dream of a future career crafting imaginative stories, creating persuasive advertising or writing hard-hitting journalism? Then look no further than our BA (Hons) Creative Writin...

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28 July 2021

English Creative Writing Why now is the best time to release your blog content

The blank and empty page has haunted many writers for many years, and for those who do not fear it, the next hurdle to overcome is the courage to publish your work. During the lockdown, many people have used creative writing and blogging...

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22 April 2021

Have we Lost the Art of Creative Writing

From being consumed in the world of social media to a lack of encouragement the written word, many people feel that the art of creative writing is lost. We discuss this in more depth below.What is...

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24 March 2021

New Words for 2021

Language is dynamic and ever-changing. Words come in and out of fashion and change meaning all the time. Language is a measure of society as much as it is a form of communication. Words, not just names, have power and influence on how we...

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22 March 2021

Should Books Ever be Banned?

The recent decision of Dr Suess’ Estate to remove six of his books from publication has caused uproar. The books contain overtly racist illustrations, and most people will never have even heard of them. However, it hasn't stopped publi...

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16 February 2021

5 Reasons Why an English Degree will Improve Your Employability

Students are looking more critically than ever before at the courses that universities are offering. Today’s students want to study subjects that are going to take them onto the next level of their journey, improve their skills, and in...

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06 January 2021

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Why Greater Diversity is Still Needed in the Publishing WorldWhen you write, you write first from experience. It doesn’t matter whether you are penning a biography of a well-known individual from Greater Manches...

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05 January 2021

Creative Writing; working towards your future career

Creative Writing; working towards your future careerStudy Creative Writing at the University of Bolton and you’ll work with professional writers whose achievements make up a huge body of published, produced and awa...

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05 January 2021

English and Creative Writing, what’s the difference?

English and Creative Writing, what’s the difference?Are you passionate about reading and stories, but not sure whether a degree in English or Creative Writing would suit you best? Find out more about what each cour...

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04 January 2021

Our favourite cultural activities in Bolton

Our English degree at the University of Bolton has ranked No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the last three years. Join this course and you’ll benefit from strong links with creative organisations, as well as opportunities to have your ...

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08 September 2020

Creative Writing Courses: Enrol Now

Our English and Creative Writing courses are made for those who love literature, appreciate prose and thrive through creativity and expansion of the mind. If you’re passionate a...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BA Creative Writing

We work hard to create a positive learning environment for you, and our award-winning student services and dedicated Employability Team will support you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.A degree in Creative Writ...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BA English

There are some really good reasons to study a degree in English at the University of Bolton. Yes, our department is ranked second in the UK by The Guardian Univ...

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20 August 2020

Explore the Literary World - BA (Hons) English

Studying literature and the English language is more than just learning about the principles and techniques needed to create poetry or write a novel. This course will help you understand how literature shapes the world around usWh...

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18 August 2020

The Importance of Teaching English in the UK

The UK has one of the best education systems in the world. Despite this, school students still struggle with their English language skills in both speech and writing. This is why English teachers are integral to the curriculum. Here we l...

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17 August 2020

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in English and Creative Writing

Study English and Creative Writing at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Gui...

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03 June 2020

What a career in English and Creative Writing looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...

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27 May 2020

Why SEO is an important part of your copywriting remit

Many people who study creative writing go on to work for Advertising and Marketing agencies. These types of careers bring a lot of variety and collaboration across brands and people which is why they’re so popular. Yet, for the last co...

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26 May 2020

What is ghostwriting?

Our English and Creative Writing degrees can lead to a broad range of careers. One option is ghostwriting. What are the pros and cons of following this path?Ghostwriters are hired to prepar...

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28 April 2020

Study English and Creative Writing at the University of Bolton

A degree in English is the study into how the world is represented and interpreted through the literary gaze. Through acts of reading, writing, analysing and critiquing, we encourage students to take a more critical and creative look at ...

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13 April 2020

What can I do with an English and Creative Writing degree?

For those who enjoy the written word in all its beautiful forms, the obvious degree choice is English and Creative Writing. While most will carry the dream of writing a novel and becoming the next J. K. Rowling, there are plenty of other...

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14 June 2019

Creative Writing, English and Theatre Students Present Exciting Night Of Live En...

On 2 May 2019, University of Bolton’s Creative Writing, English and Theatre students proudly presented an exciting night of live entertainment celebrating creative writing talent in performance.School of the Arts students teamed...

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14 June 2019

Whitman 200: A Major International Conference Hosted by the University of Bolton...

This May, the English Department hosted a major international conference to celebrate the poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday.Marking Bolton as a centre of interest for Whitman scholars and readers, we were joined by speakers fro...

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14 June 2019

English and Creative Writing Ranks #2 Overall in the UK in the Guardian Universi...

The department of English and Creative Writing has been ranked #2 overall in the whole of the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020, which is “aimed specifically at students who are trying to choose a course.”This major rec...

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09 May 2019

Graduate Success: A Gaming Narrative

We are delighted to announce that recent Creative Writing graduate Lene Nyland has secured a job as a quality assurance tester at a video game production company.When asked about her time studying with us, Lene said: 'I owe a lot,...

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