- Course: BA English Language and Literature
Since graduating I’ve jumped into the wild world of publishing, first with an internship at HarperCollins UK. After seven months of working in editorial across a few of their imprints, I moved on to an independent publisher called Endeavour Press where I launched a science fiction and fantasy imprint for the company. Most recently I’ve taken a big step up as editor at Amazon Publishing.
This industry is fascinating and fast paced, and the courses I took with the School of English absolutely helped me prepare for this vibrant and challenging environment. I learned quickly at Leeds that creativity and productivity are directly related to how much you’re prepared to push your own limits, and my module tutors helped me realise this.
Studying a wide range of material from Icelandic sagas to gigantic post-structuralist texts was so engaging that I’ve taken the desire to engage with the world in the same breadth into life post-university. If you’re the kind of person who likes to push your boundaries, then I can’t recommend the School of English enough.