School of English

Write, Create, Perform

Nottingham is a vibrant and creative city for drama and original writing and the University is at the heart of it.

Not only are our courses widely acclaimed as some of the best in the country our skilled and experienced academics encourage you to develop and fine-tune your craft.

Our expertise and experience covers a wide range of subjects, periods, and formats. We are also home to a unique and highly respected journal, The Letters Page, which is dedicated to contemporary and creative letters.

Have a browse and see what our creative community can offer and what you can get involved in.

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At Nottingham, you will find excellent opportunities for writing, creating, and performing.

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The Letters Page

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The Letters Page is a literary journal with a difference: the featured stories, essays, poems, interviews, and reportage are all written in the form of letters.

Based in the School of English, the journal develops links with writers and publishing professionals across the world, and offers opportunities for students to learn key writing and publishing skills through work placements for hands-on experience.

Professor Jon McGregor, the School’s writer in residence, edits the journal and directs its activities, under the guiding eyes of an Editorial Board which includes Colum McCann, Sarah Hall, Naomi Alderman, William Fiennes, Roddy Doyle, Maile Meloy, and many more.

Students may have the opportunity to work alongside Jon McGregor, and other visiting professionals, on the commissioning, assessing, editing, design, publication, and promotion of the journal.

Find out more about The Letters Page


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There are only 20 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide - and Nottingham's one of them!

To be awarded the accolade a city must demonstrate:

  • the quality of it's literature education
  • how integral literature is to city life
  • libraries, bookstores and cultural centres dedicated to the preservation, promotion and dissemination of literature.

The University of Nottingham was at the heart of the City of Literature bid and plays a central role in the ongoing development of writing, creating and performing in the city.

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School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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