The Department of English and Creative Writing combines tradition and innovation, excellent teaching and world class research. We cultivate a supportive environment that empowers students for success within and beyond the University of Roehampton.
We're home to internationally renowned writers, including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, James Smythe, Dr Tim Atkins, Professor David Harsent and Professor Fiona Sampson. We have worked together with writers including Kazuo Ishiguro, Dame A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Emma Donoghue, Melvin Burgess, and Iain Sinclair.
We have our own in-house publishing imprint and partnerships that include Wimbledon Bookfest. The Department has a thriving calendar of student-led and alumni events as well as seminars, masterclasses, and conferences – many of which are open to the public.