Can I put my name down for a course before booking opens?

There is a lot of demand for our courses and workshops, and we want to keep the booking process as fair as possible for everyone who wants to enrol. When booking opens, everyone has an equal chance of booking popular activities by post, phone or online on a first-come, first-served basis; and we don’t take…

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Do I need to use Skype or something similar for the live chats?

No. All the live chats are typed/written and done in a multi-user chat room on CAMPUS. No specialist software is required.

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What technical set up do I need?

Just a computer or mobile device and a wifi connection. That’s it! We also recommend using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser (and please always make sure you are using the latest version).

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Will I receive a certificate at the end of my course?

Unfortunately we don’t do those. If you’re interested in something fully accredited, and you’re based in the UK, we do offer a Writing Poetry MA.

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How do I choose a course that’s right for me?

Go with your instinct, or throw a dart if you’re feeling indecisive. If you’re really flummoxed, someone in the office will be happy to talk to you over the phone (0207 582 1679) and help you find a course that fits. Alternatively, email [email protected]

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What happens if everyone on my course is much more advanced than I am?

Our online courses are designed to be non-partisan, as we believe the best kind of educational experience we can offer is one where all types of student can meet and collaborate meaningfully with one another regardless of how they each self-identify (beginner, amateur, pro). There will be some poets in every group that, even though…

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Will I receive any one-on-one tuition?

Our online courses use a peer-to-peer learning model, so there is a huge emphasis on group feedback and facilitation. Your tutor will provide you with some personalised feedback every live chat, but it will not be extensive. If you are interested in more 1-2-1 tutoring or mentoring, please go to our Tutorials page.

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Can I do more than one online course at the same time?

Certainly, but please be aware that the more courses you do, the more work you will take on, and you must be responsible for prioritising every lesson.

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How long will I spend doing homework and participating in online discussions?

We recommend allowing 2-4 hours each week to write, read other people’s work and take part in the live chats (lasting two hours, occurring every fortnight). Workload will vary from course to course, however.

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What happens if I decide I no longer want to do my course, even though it’s started?

Please read our refunds and cancellations policy.

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What happens when my course finishes?

Nothing! We leave it there to re-visit whenever you want, either to read over old discussions, or to get back in contact with your group.

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If I share a poem on Campus can I still submit it to a magazine or competition?

Yes. CAMPUS is a closed network, so a poem posted here does not count as prior publication. Poems selected to published on our blog, however, are accessible by the general public, but can only be done so with the author’s permission.

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Will people be able to find my CAMPUS poems and messages on Google?

CAMPUS is a private network, so nothing published in your private course group or the public areas of the site will come up on Google. On online courses, your poems will only be read and seen by other students in the group and your tutor. It’s all perfectly safe, and you are the sole copyright…

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