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After representing the University at an international film festival and helping launch Edge Hill’s own literary press, Creative Writing and Film Studies student Harriet Hirshman has decided a Masters degree is her next step.

Harriet decided to apply to study at Edge Hill as she thought the course looked really interesting and it was really important to her to get a good degree.

“I absolutely loved my course, especially the Creative Writing side of things, which is why I’ve just accepted my place to continue with Creative Writing for another two years to do a Masters” said Harriet.  “There’s a sense that the tutors really genuinely care about their students and are excited about the things that they teach. I especially like how all the Creative Writing lectures are working writers. On the film side of the course we studied some really fascinating theories and concepts and I was introduced to some great films.”

During her time at Edge Hill, Harriet has definitely embraced the extra-curricular activities on offer. The University supports the Ann Arbor Film Festival which is based in Michigan in the United States, and when an opportunity for an internship arose, Harriet jumped at the chance.

As well as becoming a student blogger and working as an interview writer at the Liverpool Sound City Music Festival, Harriet has also been a part of the EHU Press events team, with the responsibility of arranging a book tour to accompany the launch of their first book. EHU Press is run solely by a team of student interns, and Harriet has had the opportunity to be a part of the whole process from logo design to social media, and she believes that taking on extra challenges is a key part of university life.

“I would advise current students to try new things and make the most of the opportunities that Edge Hill offers – even the ones that seem outside of your comfort zone might turn out to be some of the greatest experiences.”

Click here to find out more about studying for a degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies.