Carolyn Waudby studied French before embarking on a career in the newspaper industry. In 2000 she completed an MA in Writing at Sheffield Hallam and began lecturing at the University of Sheffield's Institute of Life Long Learning and The University of Leeds, Bretton Hall. She joined Sheffield Hallam as journalism lecturer in 2004. Around this time she also began to publish as a poet and now combines freelance travel writing and poetry with her university teaching.
As leader of the final year module Feature Writing and Publishing 3, I was a key player in the creation of a magazine pathway on the BA Journalism. This was recently re-accredited by the Professional Publishers' Association with 'flying colours'. Industry links and relevance have always been to the fore in my teaching. In addition to modules on the writing and publishing of magazines at undergraduate and postgraduate level, I teach news writing for different platforms.
My freelance publication includes travel features in national and international magazines such as The Yorkshire Post, easyJet Traveller and Britain. Poems have appeared in leading journals including Magma, Staple, Other Poetry and I have managed and performed events for Off The Shelf Festival. In 2017 I co-edited the anthology Millstone Grit, published by Antiphon for Sheffield Hallam's Catalyst Festival of Arts.
My creative practice enhances my teaching in the areas of performance, editing, copy tasting, proof-reading and publishing and increasingly plays a part in outreach and public engagement for the university.
Specialist areas of interest
- travel writing
Journalism and PR
BA (Hons) Journalism