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Writing Careers

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Support for your career

In the Warwick Writing Programme, you will be introduced to writers successfully practising their trade in a variety of ways. Their experience and expertise will inspire you to build on your own skills, and you’ll be taught how to broaden your thinking and ideas, and how to hone your practice as a writer.
You’ll develop a range of transferable skills, allowing you to become a talented writer, who is highly employable across a variety of sectors.


University in the UK for career progression after
15 months

The Guardian University Guide 2022


Most targeted university by
the UK's top 100 graduate employers

The Graduate Market in 2022
(High Fliers Research Ltd.)


Of Warwick graduates find graduate-level jobs/study 15 months after graduation

The Guardian University Guide 2022

Our School has a professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant who can offer our students advice and guidance, together with workshops and events throughout the year.

These have included:

  • Discovering Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Careers in Publishing and Journalism
  • Freelancing
  • Careers in the Public Sector
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Our graduates have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Archant
  • BBC
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • British Council
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Channel 4
  • The Forward Poetry Foundation
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Penguin/Random House
  • The Society of Authors
  • The Sunday Times

Our graduates have pursued roles such as:

  • Journalists, newspaper, and periodical editors
  • Publishers
  • Creative directors
  • Arts officers, producers, and directors
  • Authors, writers, dramatists, poets, and translators
  • Musicians and composers
  • Teachers
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Academics and researchers
  • Higher Education administrators

Sarah Pearse
English Literature and Creative Writing graduate and best-selling author of The Sanatorium

"One of the great pieces of advice I was given by my tutors was to be true to my own voice and story -not rush the writing process. One of the things I worried about was writing post-graduation – would I feel inspired, how would I go about it? I was really reassured when my tutors told me not to worry – that I didn’t necessarily have to take the plunge into writing full-time, that everything I did, from travel to working in different jobs would all feed into the creative process and provide inspiration for my writing..."

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Brinda Gulati
English Literture and Creative Writing BA and MA graduate and Freelance writer and columnist for Jammu

"I’m a columnist for Kashmir Times, Jammu, one of the oldest state newspapers in India. I write op-eds on India's slipping democracy, mental wellness, women's rights and safety, and the psychogeography of spaces and places...”

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