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Meet Our Grads: Writing and Creative Media

When you study writing or creative media at Middlesex, you join a community of outstanding graduates having a huge impact across the world. Our alumni go on to work for big-name organisations such as Unilever, publish their writing in magazines or set up their own businesses.

We understand you not only want to make the most of your time at university but are also looking beyond. Our Writing and Creative Media courses are geared towards employability and helping you achieve your career goals, whatever they are. You have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills with work placements opportunities on certain courses.

Meet our alumni

Read about some of the aspirational individuals who have turned their career goals into reality since graduating from Middlesex.

Scott Cresswell: Education and Engagement Assistant, UK Parliament

Course studied: Creative Writing and Journalism BA

Scott studied Creative Writing and Journalism BA and graduated with First-Class Honours. He strives to become a political journalist and has already written articles of political commentary and analysis for numerous outlets.

Daniel Zikmund: Press and PR Officer, Stonewall

Course studied: Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA

Daniel Zikmund is a PR and Communications Manager who graduated from Middlesex having studied Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA. Daniel has worked with brand development for Unilever, done PR for Prague Pride and is currently Press and PR Officer for the LGBT+ charity Stonewall.

Jon Payne: Author

Course studied: Novel Writing MA

Jon Payneholds a master's degree in Novel Writing from Middlesex and his short fiction, Two Yous and Surrounded to name a few, has been published in magazines such as Turnpike, Twist in Time, and Fiction Kitchen Berlin. Jon has recently written his first novel, Citizen Orlov.

Joseph Adeyeye: Director/Editor-in-Chief, PUNCH

Course studied: Digital Journalism MSc

Joseph Adeyeye studied Digital Journalism MSc and is now Editor in Chief of the Nigerian national newspaper Punch. Joseph has won the Nigeria Media Merit Awards, Diamond Awards for Media Excellence and the DAME Informed Commentary prize.

Denieze Nyarirangwe: Account Manager, VCCP

Course studied: Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA

Denieze Nyarirangwe studied Advertising, Public Relations and Branding BA and is now working as an Account Manager for the giant advertising agency VCCP. About her course at Middlesex, Denieze says:

“It has given me great presentation skills and I learned how to brand myself and believe in myself. When I introduce what I do and what I have learned from this course I feel extremely confident.”

At Middlesex, we understand the importance of career support for life beyond university. That is why our award-winning career support service, MDXworks, is on hand to help you during and after your studies (for life).

Want to learn more about how we support you with your career so you can follow in the footsteps of some of our amazing alumni? Speak to one of our Writing and Creative Media students.

Speak to us

We have lots of stories about how our inspiring graduates built their great careers. You can read all of them on our Alumni Success Stories page.