Top business writing agency offers apprentice bursary for
University College Falmouth students
Some lucky students on the postgraduate Professional Writing
course at University College Falmouth are working with one
of the top business writing agencies in the UK. This opportunity
came with a £2000 bursary for one student to help towards
the cost of their studies.
London-based agency The Writer, which is sponsoring the
bursary, brings together some of the UK's most creative
copywriting talent. The agency has been involved with the
Professional Writing team at University College Falmouth for
the past three years, advising them on how best to integrate
industry requirements into the MA curriculum and contributing
visiting speakers at the forefront of their profession.
To win the bursary, the students had to demonstrate their
creative skills by transforming a piece of bland, predictable
writing into something clear, concise and engaging.
£2000 bursary winner Angus Mitchell was one of the
students who secured a placement with The Writer during the
Christmas period, receiving on-the-job experience of the business
writing industry. Angus will be returning for two more weeks'
placement with The Writer during the Easter break.
"The Writer placement has given me a valuable
understanding of business writing practice and an insight
into how the business writing industry operates," says
Angus. "I have been able to transfer the work done
so far for The Writer to my portfolio of college work. I look
forward to working with The Writer again in March where I
can continue to learn techniques and skills from the best
in the industry to apply to my course studies and career."
"We're absolutely delighted that some of
our students have been offered this opportunity,"
adds Professional Writing course leader, Christina Bunce.
"The bursary itself is very generous, but even more
valuable is the chance to gain in-depth experience with an
agency that's right at the top of its game. As a course,
we aim to give our students a real understanding of the latest
developments in the media industry, together with the practical
skills that will enable them to succeed as writers within
it. We couldn't hope to find a better partner than The
Writer to help us do this."
Neil Taylor, creative director at The Writer, says: "The
writing industry is quite young, so it's a good time
to be doing whatever we can to spot the best young talent
around. And, from the work we've done in the past with
University College Falmouth, we know that it's a good
place to be looking. We've worked successfully with
Professional Writing students in the past, and have been impressed
by their skills and the way they've risen to the challenge
of dealing with demanding real-world projects."
For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, public
relations officer at University College Falmouth
on 01326 211077, or email: email@example.com.
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Phase 2 through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The PgDip/MA in Professional Writing at University College
Falmouth is a one-year course that prepares students to participate
as writers in today's demanding media industries. As
well as Writing Creatively for Business, students can choose
between a range of units including Fiction, Feature Writing
and TV Scriptwriting, all of which are taught by successful
practising writers. Work by Professional Writing students
can be seen on the online magazine they run at www.bloc-online.com.
The Writer is the centre for writing in business. It has
a network of over 2,000 specialist writers, from ad copywriters
and speechwriters to brand namers, report writers and journalists.
The Writer also runs training to help people write more creatively
and effectively at work, and helps organisations tell their
stories through the media. Its website is at www.thewriter.co.uk.
For further information about the Postgraduate Diploma in
Professional Writing at University College Falmouth, please
contact Admissions on 01326 211077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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