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The Creative Writing Team at the University of Chester were delighted with the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017. They outperformed the Sector Average in every area, with an overall student satisfaction is of 95%. 

Award Winning, Creative Staff

Programme Leader and Creative Writing Lecturer, Dr Ian Seed, was delighted to have one of his short-short stories published in the international anthology The Best Small Fictions 2017, published by Braddock Avenue Books. The story was taken from Ian’s book, Identity Papers (Shearsman, 2016).

The anthology includes Pamela Painter, Brian Doyle, Frankie McMillan, Karen Brennan, Stuart Dybek, Robert Scotellaro, and W. Todd Kaneko, and spotlights Joy Williams and SmokeLong Quarterly.

Dr Ian Seed was also honoured to received an “Above and Beyond Award” for ‘Most Helpful Feedback’ at the 2017 Students’ Union lead award ceremony. The Above and Beyond Awards allow students to applaud those that have made their university experience the best it can be.

Students nominated Dr Ian for the award and one was quoted as saying, “Ian gives very helpful, honest feedback, being both positive and critical in his comments. His feedback has helped me and other students to improve our work dramatically.”

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To find out more about Creative Writing, please contact Dr Ian Seed at And if you like what you've read and want to find out how to become a student at the University of Chester, contact our Undergraduate Admissions department on  

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