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The Student Wordsmith

The Student Wordsmith is an award-winning, online writing and publishing platform, aimed specifically at student and graduate audiences, set up by emerging poet Sophie-Louise Hyde.

‘The Student Wordsmith is here to inspire creativity and encourage you to give writing a go. It is about bringing together the work of emerging, new creatives and showcasing potential unknown talent.’

Sophie-Louise Hyde, Founder of The Student Wordsmith

Since its launch in April 2013, The Student Wordsmith has run a number of national and local writing and publishing competitions, resulting in online resources for charities, online publiciations, an artist's digital installation, and two brand-new collections published in print.

The response to the first Student Wordsmith national competition was huge. The resulting collection You is For University- published by Lamplight Press in January 2014- contains over 50 pieces of writing which offer a unique guide to the university experience. You is for University: The A-Z Student Guide on How to Survive is now available to order on Amazon and is the perfect creative student guide for prospective and current student on the topic of university.

The Student Wordsmith was the overall winner of Loughborough University's Graduate Enterprise Award in April 2014.