"There isn’t anything I don’t like about my course. However, if I was to pick out one thing that I like the most, it would be the confidence and support that the staff show their students."
There isn’t anything I don’t like about my course. However, if I was to pick out one thing that I like the most it would be the confidence and support that the staff show their students. They support your journey as English students and want you to constantly step outside the box when it comes to your studies. This has given me the confidence to step outside the box when it has come to other parts of my life, whether that is job opportunities or once in a life-time experiences.
To jump straight into it and to not be afraid if any idea is too big, or too different. Take every opportunity given and make use of the city itself, as your biggest inspiration.
During my spare time, I take part in spoken word nights, performing my short stories to audiences from around 40-60. My biggest achievement to date is headlining at the AMP night of creative at Fuel in February this year. I have also been asked to perform a short story at The Whitworth Art Gallery. This has complimented my time at University by allowing me to meet other poets/spoken word artists/short story writers from outside University and get to know their creative writing process, as well as work shopping our own work together to see what works, which has helped me enormously when it has come to editing my work.
...the friends that I have made on the course who constantly push and inspire me to go further with my writing, without them I don’t think I would have grown as much over the last three years.
The thing I love most about Manchetser Met is the support demonstrated through each member of staff, from seminars to the library. And for a University so big, it is very, very, very welcoming!