My name is Holly, and I am a 21-year-old Creative Writing masters student currently living in Glasgow. I graduated with an honours degree in English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing earlier this year.
As well as spending a lot of time just staring at the ever-growing pile of university work on my desk and the looming dissertation deadline highlighted on my calendar, I spend my time reading anything that is not on my uni reading list, binge-watching entire seasons on Netflix in one day, or writing about books and clothes for The National Student (view my writer profile and all articles here).
Just in case that wasn’t enough to take up every second of my free time, I am also learning British Sign Language online after attending a weekly evening class last year and loving it. I like to go on spontaneous trips, like the 21 hours I spent in Hamburg in January 2019, the weekend in Barcelona, or the volunteering expedition to the Fiji islands with Think Pacific, followed by two weeks travelling in Australia this summer.
My favourite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird, which may seem a bit of a cliché choice, but it holds a very special place in my heart as the first book that I properly studied on my own for my Advanced Higher English class in school, leading to me realising that of course, how did I not realise before that studying English literature and writing at university was a no brainer when you love books as much as I do. Hence, ‘The Writing Finch’, after my beloved Atticus.