Acts of Writing 1 (Q3295)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module treats writing practice as a way of thinking. Writing can help us to liberate, shape and discipline ideas, and so you will be invited to engage in acts of writing as a way of understanding the form and matter of creative production. The module introduces and scrutinises techniques of writing across academic and artistic disciplines, encouraging you to ask: how can we avoid predictable modes of writing while still learning from the craft of those who went before? Ultimately, the module encourages aspiring writers of various genres, from the academic essay to the review, poem, novel, caption, and modes of performance writing.


52%: Lecture
48%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: