Humanities Applicant Day, Thursday 10 March

If you’re joining our English Literature course in September 2016, our Applicant Day this Thursday is especially for you.

Book your place here for Thursday: Applicant Day Online Booking.

You’ll meet staff and current students, and have the chance to ask about finance, accommodation and the social aspects of student life.

Get to know our community through our English Literature Facebook Group and the UoG Humanities Forum. We’re also on Twitter: @EnglishLitGlos.

See you on Thursday! 

Applicant Day for Prospective English Literature students, Thursday 18 February


In the Special Collections/Archive Room at Francis Close Hall.

If you’re joining our English Literature course in September 2016, our Applicant Day this Thursday is especially for you.

Book your place here for Thursday, or for our next Applicant Day on 10 March: Applicant Day Online Booking.

You’ll meet staff and current students, and have the chance to ask about finance, accommodation and the social aspects of student life.

Get to know our community through our English Literature Facebook Group and the UoG Humanities Forum. We’re also on Twitter: @EnglishLitGlos.

See you on Thursday! 


Come to our Applicant Day on Thursday 26 March

Our Applicant Days will give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to study for a degree in English Literature, and English Literature with Creative Writing, with us. Please join us on Thursday 26 March to meet the team and current students, and to take a ‘taster’ seminar.

You can book online here: Book your place at the Applicant Day.

We look forward to meeting you this Thursday.

Acclaimed nature writer, broadcaster Tim Dee to speak at the University of Gloucestershire

The School of Humanities is proud to host Tim Dee, the acclaimed nature writer, naturalist, BBC radio producer and broadcaster, at our latest Humanities Public Lecture on Thursday 19 February. Tim Dee works at the intersection between language and the natural world. His first book, The Running Sky (2009), meditates on a year’s birdwatching. The poet Kathleen Jamie credits Dee for sensitising her ear to the natural world, and remarks that ‘an outing with him is a lesson in listening; several poets owe what listening skills we have to Dee’s tuition’. *  Four Fields (2013) reconfigures the field study as fields (of) study – of landscape, nature and cultural study – in Montana, Ukraine, Zambia and the Fens.

Tim Dee’s lecture on Thursday evening, ‘Atlantic Seaboard and Lodgings: Spring Seeking at the Edge of an Ocean’ explores a new project: a personal and poetic response to Spring. We hope very much you’ll join us for this special event. We’d like in particular to extend a warm welcome to our Applicant Day visitors who will have met us in the afternoon; please stay for the lecture and join us for a remarkable evening.

Book your place through the University’s Online Store, here.

Humanities Public Lecture: Tim Dee

Thursday 19 February
Francis Close Hall, UoG

7:30pm, TC001

Everyone is welcome

*Kathleen Jamie, review of Four FieldsGuardian, 24 August 2013.

English Literature news round-up

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.

Come to our Applicant Day, Thursday 19 February

Our Applicant Days will give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to study for a degree in English Literature, and English Literature with Creative Writing, with us. Please join us on Thursday 19 February to meet the team and to take a ‘taster’ seminar.  We hope you’ll also join us that evening for our Humanities Public Lecture series. Time Dee, broadcaster and nature writer, is our special guest.

You can book online here: Book your place at the Applicant Day.

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th February.

An extra Open Day/Applicant Day on Sunday 27 April



Our Open Day this Sunday will include an Applicant Day element for those students who may have missed the last one but who would like the chance to find out more about us. Applicant Days are special events for students to whom we’ve offered a place. Whatever stage of the university selection process you’re at, please join us.

The School of Humanities Applicant Day takes place on Sunday 4 April from 12:30pm at the Francis Close Hall campus, the Gothic bit of the university, five minutes from Cheltenham town centre. Advice and help are on hand from Accommodation,the Money Advice team,the Student Achievement team and other student services, and our excellent Student Ambassadors, all of whom are currently studying with us.

We offer courses in English Literature, English Literature and Creative Writing, English Literature and History, and English Literature and Language. Come and meet members of the staff team, tell us about yourselves and your study interests, and find out what it’s like to study with us. Those of you considering dual subject degrees (they’re all BA Single Honours awards) may have particular questions to ask about the experience of learning across the disciplines, so we’re running a Q & A session especially for you.

We hope to see you this Sunday.

Welcome to our final Applicant Day of the year, Friday 4 April 2014

The School of Humanities Applicant Day takes place on Friday 4 April from 12:30pm at the Francis Close Hall campus, five minutes from Cheltenham town centre. Join us to learn more about the University of Gloucestershire, its facilities, and what it’s like to live and work in Cheltenham. Help is on hand from Accommodation,the Money Advice team, the Student Achievement team and other student services, and our excellent Student Ambassadors, all of whom are currently studying with us.

You’ll take part in a subject workshop designed to give a sense of what it’s like to study at degree level with us. English Literature and English Literature applicants will be thinking about that creative genius of English writing, William Blake.

Applicant Days offer the ideal way to find out about our courses, to get the feel of the place, to meet students and lecturers. Click here for more information and details of how to book your place; you can also email enquiries@glos.ac.uk or telephone 0844 846 4 846. We look forward very much to seeing you on Friday.

 

 
 


Welcome to our Humanities Applicant Day, Wednesday 19 February

The School of Humanities Applicant Day takes place on Wednesday 19 February from 12:30pm at the Francis Close Hall campus, five minutes from Cheltenham town centre. Join us to learn more about the University of Gloucestershire, its facilities, and what it’s like to live and work in Cheltenham. Help is on hand from Accommodation, the Money Advice team, the Student Achievement team and other student services, and our excellent Student Ambassadors, all of whom are currently studying with us.

You’ll take part in a subject workshop designed to give a sense of what it’s like to study at degree level with us. English Literature and English Literature applicants will be thinking about that creative genius of English writing, William Blake.

Applicant Days offer the ideal way to find out about our courses, to get the feel of the place, to meet students and lecturers. Click here for more information and details of how to book your place; you can also email enquiries@glos.ac.uk or telephone 0844 846 4 846.  We look forward very much to seeing you on Wednesday.