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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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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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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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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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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