All sorts of things are going on in English Literature during the next fortnight and beyond. First, we are really delighted that some level 5 students have relaunched the English Literature Society. Affiliated with the Student Union, the Society is run by and for Humanities students, and it’s tremendous asset to students as well as to our course. The team is looking for members to join the organizing committee, so whatever your interest in literature, and whatever your level of commitment, they’d love to hear from you. Find them on Facebook (English Literature Society at the University of Gloucestershire) or contact Beth Norris.
It’s never too early to think about where you will take your degree – or where your degree will take you. We know how highly a good honours degree is valued in the world of work, and we’ve invited some of our successful graduates to supper to tell you all about their experiences. Back to the Future is an informal gathering of graduates, current students and other guest speakers on Friday 13 February in TC006A/B. Our students become journalists, researchers, academics, teachers, TV presenters, booksellers, events managers…the list goes on. Whatever stage of your journey you’re on, you’re warmly invited to join us. The event is free but you MUST book your place via the Online Shop, so that we know how much grub we need to order. Click here for a link to the Store. Places are still available.
There’s more. On Tuesday 17 February we’re offering a Humanities field trip to the celebrated William Blake exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford. Then on Thursday 19 February, we’re running a special Applicant Day for future students of English Literature. Come and experience what it’s like to study with us, with ‘taster’ sessions and a chance to talk to our team of tutors. Book your place here.
And on the evening of Applicant Day, please stick around for the latest in our Humanities Public Lectures series. Tim Dee, nature writer, photographer and radio presenter, will be speaking. ‘Atlantic Seaboard and Lodgings: Spring Seeking at the Edge of an Ocean’ focuses on Tim’s latest project – a personal and lyrical view of the spring. The event is free to students and staff, with booking through the Online Store. More details to follow.