• Fresher’s Memoirs-Day 5: Stories

    Laura’s short story reflects on the struggles faced as a young woman starting university. From an early age, I was taught never go anywhere on your own. To take my sister everywhere with me. Especially to public toilets. You hear stories, don’t you? Just last week, as well. All...
  • Creative Corner: Reindeer Eat Snowman’s Noses

    ‘Please, call me Kate, not Catherine’ suggested that I start writing this. It might help, she offered with another of her well-meaning smiles. She also suggested that I take Ella and Theo away for a bit. How long’s ‘a bit’? Kate doesn’t deal in absolutes. Her sentences start with...
  • Interview – Christopher Sturtivant

    Following the recent release of his self-published poetry pamphlet ‘until i see you again’, I spoke to the very talented Christopher Sturtivant about his writing, his influences and Nottingham’s poetry scene. Chris is a second year English with Creative Writing student at the University of Nottingham. What inspired you...
  • Computers vs. pen-and-paper: universities looking into e-exams over written exams

    More universities are choosing to use e-exams rather than traditional written exams. Universities such as Edinburgh, Cambridge, and Nottingham have all started to increase the number of exams completed on computers. The rise in e-exams is partly due to the fact that students have poor handwriting skills as a...
  • Passion, Publishing, and Career Advancement: Interview with Michelle Halket

    Michelle Halket and I had been in contact regarding a poet and their writings that Halket’s built-from-the-ground-up publishing house, Central Avenue, personally releases. I decided to take the opportunity to ask her a few questions concerning the industry of publishing, as it is a popular choice for English (or any) graduates...
  • Arts Investigates: Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught?

    As a first-year English student studying Creative Writing as my subsidiary module, we have pondered in some detail over the discussion of whether creative writing can really be taught as a subject, or if it is entirely dependent upon individual skill and talent. In my opinion there are valid...
  • Creative Corner: The Glass Story and Picture Im^perfect

    The Glass Story I walked passed the street we always took & the palpable glass we looked. This time you weren’t there, And the transparent glass had a story to tell. It was the composition, ‘twas ethereal, Of you and me living lives surreal. You’ll ceaselessly have me, As...