School of English

Express yourself

As well as being encouraged to write and perform as part of your course there are a host of other opportunities available to develop your skills and widen your experience.

Your tutors are an integral part of the creative life of Nottingham and can connect you to opportunities both as part of your course and beyond it.

Creative students


The Letters Page

A literary journal in letters.

The journal develops links with writers and publishing professionals across the world, and offers opportunities for students to learn key writing and publishing skills

letters page
The Letters Page gave me my first proper publishing role and I wouldn’t have been able to get an internship without the experience it afforded me.  

Harriet Dunlea
BA English

Letters Page website


A unique hands-on module.

You are introduced to some industry-standard theatre making methodologies before undergoing an intensive, entirely student-led rehearsal process that culminates in a professional showcase.

Theatre Making module
Theatre making has been the most enjoyable module throughout my degree. Every workshop has been both informative and fun, with great teaching methods and lots of opportunity for creativity and expression.

Ashna Luchmun
BA English

Our courses

Book Sprint

10 students, 3 days, 1 book!

In November 2015, Dr Spencer Jordan set ten first-year students a creative challenge - write a book in just three days!

Taking part in the Book Sprint was the one of the best opportunities I could have had in my first year here at Nottingham. It was a brilliant way to meet like-minded people in order to write something meaningful.

Harriet Williams
BA English and French

Watch the Sprint video

Words on Words

The School of English blog.

Words on Words gives you the opportunity to write about experiences relevant to life as a student at the University. This is a great opportunity to experiment with and develop your own voice and writing style.

Words on Words screenshot
Recent student blogs


Across the University

New Theatre

The first entirely student-run theatre in England is right here on campus. Write, direct, produce, perform, work backstage, and more!

Creative Writing Society

Develop your creative writing skills with 'Jabberwocky', the society's pride and joy and the university's own creative writing magazine alongside your fellow students. From fairy tales to play scripts and everything in-between. Just write!

Impact magazine

The official student magazine of the University of Nottingham. Endless opportunities to write for the student community. 







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