• A Fund for Student Opportunities

    If you follow my blog posts here on Inside Edge, you know that I’m currently in the United States of America, on a sandwich placement at the Morton Arboretum. I was fortunate when arranging up this work placement that Edge Hill University had just set up its Student Opportunity Fund (SOF) – a fund that […]

  • Public Lectures, Research Seminars and More!

    Throughout the year, Edge Hill University hosts a number of public lectures. These are can be in subjects such as my own, Biological Sciences, or others, such as Education or History. Recently, my personal tutor and department head of biology, Dr Paul Ashton, gave his inaugural lecture titled “Contemplate an Entangled Bank” after the opening […]

  • What Exactly Am I Studying?

    Over the last three years I have really enjoyed studying English literature and creative writing, I’ve had the option of taking a whole load of different modules that cover so many different areas. This post is going to list some of my favourite modules that I have studied since first year and I’ll you a […]

  • A day in the life of a creative writing and English lit student – sort of

    Different university courses have different timetables, unlike school the subject you choose can drastically change the amount of contact hours you have. With creative writing and English literature, I tend to have two to three contact hours per module (six modules in total) which is not a lot in comparison to perhaps a nursing student. […]

  • So You Want to be a Combined Honours Student?

    Being a combined or joint honours student has a lot of advantages that may benefit you over being a single honours student. As a Creative writing and English literature student I have had a lot of experience in both subjects and that has really helped me so far in my degree. Having the option of […]

  • The Life of a Performing Arts Student!

    The Life of a Performing Arts Student!

    Hello all, hope you had a wonderful and Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays for those who celebrate other or no other festivals. As it nears the end of December and 2016, I am moving into Semester 2 of my BA (Hons) Performing Arts course at the University, and I can’t wait to be back. If you’re looking […]

  • Last Week

    Well last week was one of the busiest weeks that I’ve had in a while. On top of university and work I was also busy most evenings. On Monday evening I went to see Interstellar at the IMAX in Liverpool One. I often feel like I’m not a very good film student as I often […]

  • First (and Last) Exam of the Year!

    Yesterday I had my first and thankfully last (yay!) exam of the year. The exam was in a film module called ‘Film Genre- Case Study’ and involved applying critical approaches to a fifteen minute clip from a Western film. The exams on my course are nothing like the exams from school or college which involved […]

  • Meeting Prospective Students

    On Saturday I assisted Billy, my scriptwriting lecturer, with an applicant visit day. He was running a taster session for people who have been accepted to study Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, and he wanted a current student of the course to speak to the applicants. Initially I was nervous; the idea of a […]

  • Visiting Edge Hill

    Whilst I was certain from the moment that I applied to Edge Hill that I wanted to go there, it wasn’t until the Applicant Visit Day that I really started to become excited. The most valuable part of the day for me was the taster sessions. The day was especially for joint honours students so […]