Creative Writing and English students celebrated their graduation in style on 17 July 2018, at a ceremony held at the majestic Albert Halls. Creative Writing boasted two graduates who received First Class BAs with honours, Shirley-Anne Kennedy and Aidan Matear, while Jeni Mills and Matthew Robinson both received First Class joint honours degrees in English and Creative Writing.
Aidan Matear’s story even featured in the Bolton News, as his path to success has been traversed against the odds. Aidan has choreoathetoid cerebral palsy and his achievement is all the more impressive as he is confined to a wheelchair and has extremely limited movement in his upper limbs. He also had to take a year out of his course as he underwent major surgery.
Speaking to the Bolton News, Aidan commented that “The course was challenging, exciting, hard work and extremely rewarding”, and that he had been supported by a team of “very enthusiastic and supportive staff”. “Going to University is the best thing I have ever done”. We wish Aidan, and all of our successful graduates, all the very best for their creative and professional futures.