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Continuing to Write

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This course is a continuation of 'Starting to Write' and encourages you to further develop the skills you have established in the earlier course.

You will have the opportunity to write and workshop a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres, as well as poetry and prose.

The emphasis is on refining and honing skills to build confidence in producing genres such as short stories, flash fiction, or extended writing pieces.

If you have not studied 'Starting to Write' but are keen to explore your writing skills further, you are very welcome to join, too.

Learning and teaching

The module will be delivered through ten two-hour workshops, made up of lectures, class discussions, small group work, and debates.

Class sessions will be supplemented by resources available to students via Learning Central.

Syllabus content

The syllabus content will vary, depending on the needs and interests of the group. Typically, the syllabus will comprise of a variety of exercises, reading of texts, tutor-led discussion, the sharing of student work, and will cover genres such as micro-fiction, the short story, the novel and poetry.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Students will produce a portfolio of writing of around 1600 words, which includes a reflective element.

Reading suggestions

Full reading lists will be given to students at the beginning of the course.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.