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Creative Writing Low Residency MFA: Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

The School of Humanities at Kingston University maintains links with institutions and organisations including:

  • Hampton Court, which is just down the road from the University;
  • the Bush Theatre, with which it operates an internship for its students while commissioning a play annually for the Bush;
  • the University's local theatre, the Rose, where we hold weekly readings in the Culture Cafe and periodic interviews by Richard Cohen with major writers such as Hilary Mantell, Sebastian Faulks and Elif Shafak;
  • the Marylebone Oxfam in London for whom we sponsor regular readings;
  • Troubadour Poetry Club in London, run by a former Kingston student;
  • Poetry Cafe in London;
  • Ace Stories, Brighton; and
  • Rhythm and Muse, Teddington, London.

We also have connections with a range of organisations through our postgraduate student Impact Initiative, which provides opportunities for our Creative Writing students to take their work and research directly into the community.

Our links with professional authors provide a range of different voices and styles to broaden your experience of the creative process. The Creative Writing teaching team combines:


Kingston University academics have a range of relevant research specialisms and nationally-recognised records of publication. This ensures your teaching is kept cutting-edge.

Professional writers

Many of our staff and our Writers in Residence are professional writers, often award-winners in their particular forms or genres.

Visiting professors

Visiting professors include Peter Kemp, author and literary editor of the Sunday Times, and Richard Cohen, editor.

Guest speakers

You hear from guest speakers with expertise in publishing, including copy editors, producers, literary agents, reviewers and literary editors.

Visiting writers

Visiting writers, experts in the various specialist pathways, add another perspective to your studies. Past students have benefited from lectures by:

  • novelist Beryl Bainbridge
  • prize-winning novelist Rhidian Brook; and
  • Will Self, novelist, columnist and short story writer.

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