May 3, 2016, by Anne S
School of English Twitter Q+A
Dr Adam Rounce from our School of English held a Q+A recently to take questions about studying here. Here’s a summary of your questions and his answers.
Where is the School based?
The School of English is based in the beautiful Trent Building on University Park (No. 11 on our campus map). Trent Building has a great cafe on site, gorgeous views of the lake and is also really close to Portland Building where the shops, eateries and Students’ Union is based.
What is the teaching format?
It varies between lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, screenings and practicals. Lectures and screenings include a lot of students, but seminars, tutorials, workshops and practicals have between 10-30 students per group.
What kind of modules can I take?
- There are a range of modules from different areas: literature 1500 to present; English language and applied linguistics; medieval languages and literatures; drama and performance; creative writing.
- In your first year there are a range of core modules: Studying Literature; Language and Context; Drama, Theatre and Performance; Beginnings of English; Creative Writing Practice (for those studying English with Creative Writing).
- In your second and final years of study, you can explore lots of different topics such as: Old English, Literature and Popular Culture, Literary Linguistics, Shakespeare on Screen. You can look through our modules online.
Can I study abroad during my degree?
Absolutely! The University has campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia and you could also study at one of our partner institutions all over the world. We host a Study Abroad Fair in November each year for students to find out more about the opportunities. Nottingham is also a great city to live in too! There’s a lively literary culture in the city and plenty of events such as poetry readings, book launches and festivals to get involved in. The School of English was involved in Nottingham’s bid to be a UNESCO City of Literature.
What do students do as well as study?
There are lots of things to do apart from study here! You’ll find plenty of ways to pursue your interests, try something new and develop your employability skills.
- The Students’ Union has over 200 societies, including the English Society.
- If you like sport you can play at any level, including representing the University in BUCS and Varsity.
- We have our own bespoke placement scheme, allowing students to undertake a short placement with a local business or organisation. Our placement providers include local theatres, marketing companies, charities, museums, independent libraries and publishers.
- You can be part of our Vikings for Schools scheme and design and run workshops for primary school children (and dress up like a Viking).
- We had our very first ‘book sprint’ this year in which ten students wrote a book in three days!
Can I come and visit the School/Uni?
We have Open Day events running in June and September that showcase everything the University has to offer. There are tours, talks and plenty of current students around the campuses to talk to you about what life is really like here.