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Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

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Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

Start writing fiction: Taking it further

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Updated 20 Mar 2014
Explore our tips and resources and get started with your own fiction writing. 

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Approaching poetry

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Intermediate Level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of...

What is good writing?

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Introductory Level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This unit will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory Level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their...

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Advanced creative writing

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Advanced Level Duration 600 hours Updated 08 Apr 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Improve your creative writing skills by widening your range – including style, including fiction, poetry, drama and life writing – and developing...

BA (Honours) English Language and Literature

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Mar 2013
Learn about the English language, how it’s used around the world, study a wide range of literary texts, and develop skills highly valued by...

MA English part 2

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Masters Level Duration 600 hours Updated 31 Jan 2013 Register by 31 Jan 2014
In this course you will produce a dissertation which will provide a satisfying culmination to your MA studies and ideal preparation for doctoral...