One of the great things about studying English at Coventry is how closely students from across the range of courses work together and make friends across different years and modules.
Recently, first year students have been writing songs as part of their Language of the Media module. These songs were recorded by Music students and used in films produced by second year English students. The films were created as part of the second year Language in the New Media Age module that allows students to create a film or graphic novel and encourages students to work and plan together to not just improve their creative writing, but also to develop vital employability skills.
And the teamworking doesn’t stop there. Students have plenty of opportunities to work on international projects without even leaving the campus. One recent project involved English student film-makers from Coventry University working with colleagues in Changzhou to make documentaries on the issues they feel are important.
Creative Writing students have also teamed up with students at the prestigious Escuela de Escritores (Writing School) of Madrid to develop collaborative short stories. Other international collaborations have included working with students in Mexico, Turkey, New York and France, and we’re always developing new international projects.