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The Student Wordsmith

Founder:

Sophie-Louise Hyde

English (2012), Creative Writing (2013) and Poetry PhD (current)
Founded:
2013
Outline:

The Student Wordsmith is an online literary platform for budding creatives, bringing together the work of new and emerging writers and helping to publish them in collaborative collections.

 It’s debut collection, You is for University, is aimed at both students and university-wide audiences, providing prospective and current students with help and advice on what to expect from the ‘University Experience’. You is for University is the perfect gift for anyone thinking of studying at university and its Second Edition print is due to launch this July.

 The organisation has recently partnered with StudentMinds, a mental wellbeing charity, for its latest writing competition - giving entrants the opportunity to explore the theme of ‘friendship’ and a chance to be printed in this year’s charity publication.

 The Student Wordsmith was also the winner of the Graduate Enterprise category at the University’s Enterprise Awards 2014.

The Student Wordsmith gives students and graduates their chance to have their say on what makes - or indeed breaks - their university experience, providing others with hints and tips on what to expect.