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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Creative Writing

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The Poetry & Prose of Writing Creatively:

Whether you are writing to get published or just for fun this ten-week course takes an innovative approach to writing poetry and fiction by making the familiar strange and educating the imagination through a play with words. We explore the boundaries of writing to construct unique pieces of work that focus on contemporary poetry and the short story form. Teaching will be delivered through a series of workshops that aim to develop confidence in writing and reading your work aloud, as well as providing the necessary feedback to your peers in a supportive and constructive way. Weekly sessions will be supported by reading material that draws from a diverse community of writers. Some experience in writing prose and poetry is an advantage but not necessary. However, a willingness to learn by exploring new ideas and the ability to communicate your work effectively is necessary.

Ronnie McGrath is an established poet and writer with numerous publications to his name. He is a graduate of Manchester University’s MA in Novel Writing and as a former musician, he has toured Europe and performed for the Queen when he opened the Commonwealth Games in Canada. As well as being a former course director of Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, London, Ronnie is an associate Creative Writing lecturer at Bath Spa University and Imperial College London. In addition to teaching poetry, fiction, and memoir writing for publication, he has used creative writing as a therapeutic tool, delivering workshops in prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, and for pain and well-being participants in and around Gloucestershire.

How will I learn?

This course is run through a series of live workshops and feedback sessions, where you will work both individually and as a group and you will have the opportunity to share your work in class.

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Entry Requirements

Whether you already have some experience of writing or are just embarking on your writing journey, all we ask is that you have an open mind and a willingness to draw on new ideas to develop your writing.

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DEPARTMENT CONTACT For more information about this course please email [email protected] COURSE FEES Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below. If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website. For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures. ONLINE ENROLMENT This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment. Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this within settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 21st March 2023 @ 8.03am (21 hours ago)

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