English, Media & Culture at Worcester



April 2018

Creative Writing module ‘Contemporary Poetry’ is short-listed for an award

Congratulations to Ruth Stacey, Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing, for her success in the Student Union Awards. Her module CPWT3006 Contemporary Poetry is short-listed for the Humanities Module Excellence Award!



Success of our new English Language module: Introduction to Forensic Linguistics

Well done to students on our Introduction to Forensic Linguistics module! We launched this new English Language module this semester and are delighted with the response it’s had from students.

At the start of the module, it was an unfamiliar area, and students had an initial attempt at thinking what it might be about:









At the end of the module, students had so much more to share – knowledge, ideas and important issues:


Careers event: PGCE taster 8th May 2018

To 3rd year students: Thinking about teaching as a career?

There is a PGCE taster event at the University of Worcester Tuesday 8th May 5-7pm. Book here: Taster Day booking

Our PGCE taster events give you the opportunity to explore our facilities, take part in teaching taster activities, and find out about student life. This day is for those considering applying for the course, not those who have already applied or those who have been offered an interview.

Poetry reading event 17 April 2018

Free event at the Studio at the Hive, Worcester, 7.00pm-8.30pm, Tuesday 17 April 2018. We warmly invite colleagues, students and members of the public to join us.

Fair Acre Press have recently published a women’s poetry anthology, #MeToo celebrating the new language created by the global movement, which finally meant voices were heard and recognised; a collection that ranges from devastating truths to defiant upsurges of emotions against power, manipulation and control. This is a collection about sisterhood and hope; two small words speak of a million stories. The #MeToo movement is a breakthrough in women’s liberation, demanding a new direction; this book is an artefact of those changing times. All of the proceeds from the book are going to Women’s Aid.


Deborah Alma is Honorary Research Fellow at Keele Univeristy and the Emergency Poet. She is editor of Emergency Poet – an anti-stress poetry anthology and The Everyday Poet – Poems to live by. Her pamphlet, Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press (2016), and her first full collection, Dirty Laundry is being published by Nine Arches Press in May 2018.


Poetry shortlisted for award

Congratulations to our staff poets Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris on their collaborative anthology “Inheritance” being shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards 2018! Your vote for them would be much appreciated: VOTE HERE


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