Chichester hosts one of the best creative writing courses in the country and our staff are all published writers with a wide knowledge of the writing industry. Consistently rated highly in the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our degree programme will help you to find your voice by learning the craft of writing across a wide variety of genres, including poetry, short fiction, drama, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, novel writing, writing for young people and digital writing. You will work with published writers and will also explore the pleasures and challenges of developing your work from a first idea to an early draft to a finished poem, story or script. But we don’t just want you to learn from us; we want you to contribute to our culture of creativity, innovation and success. As educators, our aim is to help all our students achieve the very best of which they are capable and to direct them on a voyage of self-discovery. In particular, we are keen that you extend your experience beyond the university. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake a workplace module where you can apply your skills as a writer by, for example, working as a writer-in-residence. We are a teaching-focussed university. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students.