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A talented writer has graduated from Edge Hill with a Chancellor’s Scholarship rewarding her work on the University’s new literary press.

Laura Tickle, from Liverpool, received a first class degree as one of the very first single honours BA Creative Writing students and has continued to excel as an MA student whilst using her free time to champion the work of her department in various ways.

As an intern working on EHU Press – Edge Hill’s new literary imprint – she has been instrumental in launching its first publication and securing the involvement of some of the leading fiction writers in the UK. She also organised readings in various UK cities.

In April 2016 Laura represented Edge Hill in the University Camarade, a unique collaborative poetry event in London and was also an invaluable volunteer working on Life is Short, Edge Hill’s contribution to the Being Human festival of humanities.

Laura said: “The extra work I’ve taken on outside of my studies has really enhanced my University experience, and the teaching staff have been incredibly supportive of this. After I graduate, I’m planning to send my writing to literary agents and publishers and hopefully get my own collection of short stories published. I also hope to return to Edge Hill to teach and complete a PhD.”

Laura also assisted at a conference of the European Network for Short Fiction research and runs creative writing workshops with A-level students in a secondary school.