UR Writing Society

About UR Writing Society

Hello! We are a group of caffeine induced writers who meet up to create, edit, and read writing. We welcome everyone, whether you’re starting your 5th novel or just gaining an interest in writing.

The Writing Society is an academic society that gives writers the opportunity to share work and receive help in a positive environment. Our weekly sessions may take place inside or outside and free refreshments are often provided. We encourage our writers to explore all forms and genres of writing with our prompts and warm-up exercises!

In past years our writers have taken part in UniSlam, the UK’s National University Poetry Slam competition. We are also proud to announce the launch of the Student Journal: Roey Writes On. Submissions for the third edition are currently open. Email your pieces or any questions to urwriting.society@roehampton.ac.uk

"You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write." - Annie Proulx

Meet the writers!

President Emma Johnson (she/her)

Hey! I’m Emma - the UR Writing Society President for 21-22! I love writing fiction, specifically scripts ?? I’m so excited to meet you and welcome you to our weekly prompt sessions!!


Vice President Andie Davies (they/them)


Treasurer Katy Burdett (she/her)

Hiya :) I'm Katy, the treasurer for this year! I'm an avid writer and reader of poetry, espcially Plath and the romantics. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you very soon <3