What Do We Do?

We work with students, graduates, young and emerging writers who are curious to learn more about the art and craft of writing.

Through our diverse range of competitions and submission calls, our engaging anthologies and creative writing journal, The Purple Breakfast Reviewas well as our workshops and development days, we work closely with our writers and artists on their journey towards publication.

We engage in honest, creative conversation with them in order to build their confidence and develop their practice as both writers and artists. At the same time, they become part of our unique writing and publishing community.

Who Are We?

Here at The Student Wordsmith, we are currently a team of four. Plus, we are lucky enough to have two Advisory Partners joining us for our Year of Activity in 2018-19! 

Meet the Team: Kathryn Cockrill!

Events and Editorial Assistant


Kathryn Cockrill has recently joined The Student Wordsmith as our Events and Editorial Assistant.

Kathryn is currently studying for her Masters in Creative Writing at Loughborough University. As a writer, she is particularly interested in short stories, found poetry and supernatural horror fiction.

When she isn’t writing, Kathryn can be found drinking copious amounts of bubble tea and spending as much time as possible with her dog (Toby). Her favourite genre to read is ‘Supernatural Horror’ and she adores reading re-written fairytales.



Meet the Team: Helen H

Marketing and Administrations Assistant


Helen H is one of our newest team members, taking on the role of Marketing and Administrations Assistant here at The Student Wordsmith.

She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and has had her poems published in various literary magazines along the way.

She is currently working on her debut poetry collection.

When Helen is not writing, she spends her time walking her Labradoodle (Teddy) on nearby beaches with her husband and two children.


The Team work alongside founder and manager of The Student Wordsmith, Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde (above).

>>> Read more about Sophie’s journey here.

Did You Know?

The Student Wordsmith is an award-winning organisation! 

We’ve won five awards in research and enterprise for our creative endeavours. As a result, we were able to fund our first interns through 2x 3-6 month work placements with us in 2015-16.

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