Welcome!

Hello, I’m Louise and I am delighted to be an intern for Working with Words.

Coming back for its fifth year at UEA, Working with Words (WWW) is a fantastic one-day conference for arts and humanities students, promoting and showcasing an array of potential career options in writing.

For the next few weeks, I will be keeping you posted with all the details of WWW and sharing nuggets of wisdom from all the UEA friends and alumni whose humble beginnings have transformed into inspiring careers.

This blog will be a platform for reporting interviews with guests from the creative industries as well as sharing students experiences. Hopefully, their advice combined with my own experience will help students thinking about their own futures and how to go about it.

As a third year English Literature student at UEA, this conference is something very close to my heart. Unsurprisingly, the question of future prospects seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues at the moment; and I’m trying to understand why everyone seems to think the only option after a humanities degree is to become a teacher?

UEA’s ‘Working with Words’ is going to show why our career prospects are dazzling. Our degrees have made us ideal employees for far more than just writing a novel or teaching English. WWW showcases career options in Film/TV/Media, Publishing, Journalism, Marketing and more, so this opportunity is one you will not want to miss.

Here is to the next few weeks, owning our degrees and knowing our potential.

To book your tickets, use your UEA login at your Careers Central login here.

Also check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/140207849965176/.