"It's brilliant fun and really beneficial to
meet likeminded people who you can share your enthusiasm for
literature and writing with. The feedback offered by course friends
is also really helpful, as it allows you to see different
perspectives and responses to written work, and can help towards
creating something better.
I think another highlight of the course for me, would be that it
seems to be entirely coursework based. For someone like myself, who
finds exams to be too pressurised and stressful, the learning
experience becomes more enjoyable as you can work at a more relaxed
pace, doing a little bit of work each day. Also, the wide range of
modules and books up for study are really fantastic.
My favourite modules so far have to be Forms
of Narrative and Writing to Order, Writing to Order in particular
as not only do we cover a wide range of writing styles, but I find
that having the deadline every 2 weeks is manageable and yet a
great learning curve for what it will be like writing to deadlines
in a working environment.
All of the Creative Writing lecturers I've met
so far are entertaining, approachable and extremely helpful.
They make you feel comfortable enough so you know you
will be able to approach them with any queries you might have about
Also, as a place of study, York has an awful
lot to offer. It's beautiful, yet commercial, and has all
mainstream shops right through to little boutiques and shops unique
to York. It has a wide range of entertainment to offer, and a vast
selection of restaurants and pubs. I can't stress enough how
good the nights out are here, a lot better than expected
considering I thought York was just full of old pubs!"
1st year Creative Writing and
Media joint honours student