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Blog

Welcome to the online home of the creative community that is the School of English at Birmingham City University. Our blog is for sharing our experiences, ideas, stories and success with each other, the industry and the world

My first year experience in English and Creative Writing

Melissa Severn joined Birmingham City University’s School of English in 2019 after transferring from another university to study BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing.

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My postgraduate experience in Creative Writing

Charlotte Mccormac tells us all about her postgraduate experience on the MA Creative Writing course, why she chose to s...

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Meet MA English Linguistics Course Director, Tatiana Tkacukova

We caught up with Tatiana Tkacukova, Course Director for the MA English Linguistics course, to find out more about her ...

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Meet MA English Literature Course Director, Tony Howe

We caught up with Tony Howe, Course Director for the new MA English Literature course, to find out more about his work ...

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My first year experience in English Literature

Alice Ewens joined Birmingham City University’s School of English in 2019 and is currently studying BA (Hons) English L...

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The School of English Review

Take a browse inside our School of English Review which is a retrospective account of the year! Hear from our talented ...

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Make the most out of staying at home

Bored of being in lockdown? Discover some new ways to keep busy and get uni ready at the same time!

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Staff profile: Dr. Joe Anderton

We caught up with Joe to find out more about the undergraduate English courses and what makes them distinct.

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Staff profile: Dr Soudabeh Ananisarab

We caught up with Soudabeh, Course Director for Foundation English, to discuss what makes her course distinct. 

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English graduate’s work on stage at the REP

School of English graduate Ashley Elizabeth Lolo recently had her play ‘Blueprints’ performed at Birmingham Repertory...

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Gaining inspiration from unique places

On our English courses you’ll have many opportunities to go on field trips to find inspiration and new experiences. Our...

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A new platform for poetry

Four MA Creative Writing students successfully published Birmingham’s first quarterly poetry anthology with zero budge...

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Preparing for university with Student Success Advisor Ceri Osborne

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Foundation students trip to Shakespeare’s birthplace

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Meet MA Creative Writing Course Director, Gregory Leadbetter

Find out more about Greg's career and his top tips for students thinking about joining the course.

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Five reasons to study English in Birmingham

We've highlighted our top five reasons why you should study English in the city that is full of cultural heritage.

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Summer Show - A celebration of the year

Each year at the  School of English , we host our very own Summer Show, highlighting and celebrating the successes o...

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How the careers day helped me

The School of English recently held a careers day which hosted fourteen guest speakers, each with a different angle on...

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An afternoon with Maria Ferguson

“I hide them in bowls under the bed. Packets of Marks and Spencer’s crisps, Kettle Chips…Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar...

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Friday night at the Verve Poetry Festival

On Friday 16 February I attended the Verve Poetry Festival in Birmingham for the first time, courtesy of Birmingham Ci...

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Why it is good to say yes to new experiences

Stepping out of our comfort zones can be a daunting challenge for most of us, however I am going to discuss the fantas...

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Q&A with our Final Year Students: Sophie and Katie

As our final year students head towards the end of their time with us at University, we caught up with Sophie and Kati...

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Q&A with our Final Year Students: Natalie and Emily

As our final year students head towards the end of their time with us at University, we asked Natalie and Emily to ref...

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Meet our Head of School, Dr. Sarah Wood

Learn more about Sarah's background, her interests and what she enjoys about working for the School and the University...

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Welcome from the Undergraduate Course Director, Robert Lawson

Course Director Dr. Robert Lawson explains what the School of English blog is and the types of exciting posts you can e...

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