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Student praised for writing a good read

Published: 16 October 2013

Third year English and French student May Bulman has won a prize for a short story she produced after taking a module in creative writing at the University of Southampton.

May, who is now on her Year Abroad teaching at a school in the Paris suburbs, produced the tale Grown Up for the fivestop story contest. The competition was aimed at discovering new writers who could come up with a good story to be enjoyed between five stations on the London Underground. The scene from a marriage is told from the perspective of a six year old girl.

“I loved the module, taught by Rebecca Smith, and it’s inspired me to think about journalism as a career,” says May. She has already been approached to write weekly articles for the student website The Daily Touch.

May, who comes from Milton Keynes, was inspired to enrol at Southampton after a Visit Day on campus. She has enjoyed combining English with French and appreciated the chance to study creative writing as part of her degree.

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