The School has an excellent record in terms of its students’ academic development and career progression; our graduates enter a variety of interesting professions thanks to the diversity of skills they gain from their degrees.

Our courses are designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your study to your individual preferences and career goals. Our graduates are successful in finding gradute-level employment in industry, commerce and the public sectors, including with charity and voluntary organisations, and in a range of other professions.

1st for Graduate Prospects in English
(Complete University Guide 2022)
1st for Career after 15 months in English and Creative Writing
(Guardian University Guide 2022)

Recent graduate destinations

Employers include:

  • Bloomsbury Professional
  • Brookstreet Support Services
  • FDM Group
  • London Sports
  • The Mark Allen Group
  • Oxford University Press
  • Rolls Royce
  • Independent Talent
  • Waitrose

Roles include:

  • Assistant for Film Agent
  • Editorial Associate
  • HR Graduate
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Marketing Associate
  • Media Executive
  • Social Media Executive
  • Web Content Author

Lamplight Press

Lamplight Press is the UK’s first student-led, non-profit publishing house. It is swiftly establishing a creative and diverse catalogue of talented authors and illustrators – whilst providing students with practical publishing experience. Launched in July 2013, the Press is based in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Students from a variety of degree programmes manage the Press with guidance from academic staff who have wide-ranging publishing expertise.

Getting involved in the running of Lamplight Press is an ideal way for students to gain invaluable experience ahead of embarking on a career in publishing, and enhance their CV whatever their chosen sector. The Press offers a range of opportunities to learn and develop, and roles vary on an annual basis, depending on individual skill sets:

  • Editorial Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Rights and Contracts Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Administrative and Communications Manager
  • Digital and Multimedia Manager
  • Webmaster
  • Publishing Assistant
Find out more