Writing Wrongs

This is a project about social justice, and about writing. Participants respond to a social justice issue of their choice through writing; creatively, factually, in prose or poetic form. They work with professional writers and researchers to develop their writing skills. Additionally, they will learn about pursuing a career in writing, and have opportunities to ask questions of and chat with real-life writers.

This project aims to improve your extended writing and inform you about applying to study a Humanities or Social Sciences course at university. Through a combination of engaging workshops and individual feedback from academics, professional writers, and current students, you will be supported to create your own piece of writing on a social issue that you are passionate about. All participants receive extensive individual feedback from our writing team and career advice from a range of professional writers. Prizes will be awarded for the best pieces of writing.

This year the programme will be entirely online, which makes participating easier! There will be four ‘live’ sessions, supplemented by pre-recorded materials which will be sent to participants throughout the programme. The live sessions have been scheduled to be accessible to as many of you as possible. The schedule is as follows:




Tuesday 12th January 2021


Introduction to Writing Wrongs - choosing the right topic for you

Wednesday 10th February 2021


Initial ideas – feedback and development

Choosing your degree programme - discussion with current students

Thursday 11th March 2021


Feedback on first draft

Life as a writer - q&a with the professionals

Tuesday 27th April 2021


Presentation of final draft and celebration!


Applications to the Writing Wrongs programme have now closed. 

Please send any enquiries to fssl-outreach@bristol.ac.uk.

Four students having a discussion

If this project is oversubscribed, we will give priority to those who meet all or most of the following criteria:

  • live in an area of low participation in higher education (check here)  which is a score of 1 or 2 for the category 'POLAR4 young participation quintile'
  • are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student
  • attend an aspiring state school or college
  • are or have been eligible for free school meals
  • have spent three or more months in local authority care
  • are currently an estranged student
  • be considered a mature student (over 21 years old when you will begin your degree)
  • are part of the first generation in your family to go to university.
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