Degree Subject Information
English and Creative Studies
Using your English degree
The AGCAS booklets Cultural, Publishing and Education Sectors give an overview of the sectors relevant to English and includes key roles for graduates, case studies and further links and resources.
Copies of these are available free from the careers service or you can view them online at www.prospects.ac.uk
Signpost Sheets - click on this link to look at skills gained on your course, career options and employment areas linked to this subject of study on the Prospects website.
Look at the Student Employability Profile for English at www.cihe-uk.com
Other career options
Job sector information on this website have information on types of jobs available within sectors, where to look for jobs and placements, relevant resources in the careers service, specialist careers events, professional development and training information.
Prospects website has an explore types of jobs section which includes job profiles of over 800 occupations. Information for each job coverssalary and conditions, entry requirements, training and career development, typical employers and vacancy sources, case studies and contacts and resources.
Graduate destinations from English courses
Click here to see what Bath Spa English graduates are doing now.
Click here to see national graduate statistics by subject on the Prospects website.
Organisations associated with English
Professional bodies and associations often have a careers section with job profiles, information and advice for graduates.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists
Latton Bush Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1279-430009
The Publishers Association
29B Montague Street
T +44 (0)20 7691 9191
Women in Publishing (WiP)
c/o The Publishers Association
Tel: +44 (0)20 8870 1876
Society for Editors and Proofreaders
1 Putney Bridge Approach
London SW6 3JD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7736 3278
The Society of Authors
84 Drayton Gardens
London SW10 9SB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7373 6642
The Poetry Society
22 Betterton Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7240 4818
The Newspaper Society
74-77 Great Russell Street,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 7014
Association of British Science Writers
Downloadable careers booklet So You Want To Be A Science Writer
Job vacancies with the BBC
Information and advice on writing for the BBC
Information on writing and getting published, working for a publisher, jobs
Bristol Screenwriters - Bristol Screenwriters is a membership organisation that gives writers of film screenplays the opportunity to have their work read to an audience for feedback and comment. Also run events that give writers the opportunity to explore different aspects of the film industry. The group meets regularly in Bristol and is run on a voluntary basis.
Broadcast Journalism Training Council
Careers advice journalism courses with links
Careers in the Magazine Industry
A useful guide from the Periodicals Training Council, includes advice on finding your first job
This site answers questions about writing for magazines, editorial training, working freelance
Writers' resource site for creative and freelance writers
For dramatic writers, networking and good links
writing.org.uk Writing for Performance site, covers all aspects with good links
www.journalism.co.uk the essential site for journalists with news, training, events, directory and jobs
Resources in the Careers Service
These are available at Newton Park and Somerset Place and are on reference only:
- How to be a Freelance Journalist
- How to Succeed in Newspaper Journalism
- Inside Book Publishing
- Inside Journalism
- The Magazines Handbook
- The Times Getting a Top Job in the Arts & Media
- Scriptwriting for the Screen
- The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook
- Media Careers (Publishing)
- Media Careers (Advertising)
- A Way With Words, Creativity, Enterprise and the English Language(CD Rom) NP only
Occupational files in the Careers Service most relevant to English would be:
Publishing, Journalism and Creative Writing Y
Information days, events and careers fairs
Media Careers Information Day, held each year in London in November, and March in Manchester
Screenwriters' Festival - Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd July 2008, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Prospects website has a general careers fair section, searchable by type of event and location.
Postgraduate study in English and Creative Studies
For information on postgraduate courses at Bath Spa
For more general information, refer to the postgraduate and further study section of this website.
Prospects website has a searchable database of all UK postgraduate courses.
Course Discover is a searchable database of postgraduate and FE courses available for use in the Careers Service.
Most professional bodies run courses and seminars for continuing professional development. Check the list above.
www.mediadesk.co.uk the media programme of the EU, supports training programmes for professional writers, also has good links and news.
www.scriptfactory.co.uk film industry site, offers feedback and programmes of training and development.
www.lsw.org.uk The Screenwriters Workshop runs events and training for members.
www.shootingpeople.org.uk UK screenwriters network, with training and event information.
http://www.literaturetraining.com training and courses in UK.
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