Manchester Metropolitan University

Peter Matthews

BA (Hons) English

"The English degree at Manchester Met was perfect for me"

Phil Davies

BA (Hons) English

"What I savour the most about my time at Manchester Met was the freedom to explore and debate and enjoy the complexities of language and the craft of writing with people who were far more intelligent than me."

Shanta Everington

MA Creative Writing

"I loved the creative community that thrived at The Writing School at Manchester Met."

Ruth Fitzgerald

MA Creative Writing (for Children) - Distance learning

"The book I wrote as a mature student on the MA at Manchester Met secured my first contract with a publisher and launched my writing career"

Sarah Jasmon

MA Creative Writing

“Manchester has a vibrant spoken word scene and many excellent writers living in its environs.”

Steven Murgatroyd

BA (Hons) English

“Believe in yourself and have confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself nobody else will.”

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough

MA Creative Writing

"Poems from my thesis resulted in two publications: my pamphlet, which won the inaugural Paper Swans Pamphlet Competition, and my full collection, which was accepted by the first publisher I sent it to."

Jane Lavender

BA (Hons) English Literature

“It gave me the confidence to believe I could achieve anything”

Michael Purton

BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

"There was an excellent variety of subjects on the course, from literature to film to writing, and they were all presented in an interesting and engaging manner."

Emma Lyskava

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

"The career days at Manchester Met helped me to begin carving out my career path before graduating."

Sarah James

MA Creative Writing

“I was introduced to great poets by enthusiastic tutors!”

Dr Simon Rennie

BA (Hons) English Studies

"I loved the way that students from very varied backgrounds were given the opportunity to improve themselves and the world around them through greater understanding."

Benjamin Ross

BA (Hons) English & Film

"I honestly loved every moment of my time at Manchester Met"

Laura Goss

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

"Empathy is not something I would ever have guessed I would end up needing to use in my work, but it is - and it is hugely important."

Graeme Shimmin

MA Creative Writing

“Manchester Met definitely helped me to achieve my goal of becoming a published author.”

Kat Ellis

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

“I have always loved literature, and getting to study such a varied book list at Manchester Met helped me to expand my horizons as both a reader and a writer.”

Liz Kessler

MA Creative Writing

"Everything I learned at Manchester Met that helped me to become a better writer now goes into my day-to-day work."

Student Profiles