Just before Christmas, one of our recent Creative Writing graduates got in contact to say they wouldn’t be applying to the MA this year because they had just gone and got themselves their dream job! Abbie Phillips is now a magazine journalist for the publisher DC Thompson and is working on The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine.

“Aside from broadening my skills, the Creative Writing course gave me the insight and confidence to turn my hobby into my career. The tutors are all professional writers who understand the real-world business of being a writer. It was invaluable to have their guidance in an industry where it’s hard to know where to begin. Sharing my work was a nerve-wracking idea at first, but the course provided a community of other writers to develop with and that environment helped to build the confidence I needed to put my writing out into the world.”

– Abbie Phillips