Student Life at Westminster!


8 Incredible Reasons to Study English at Westminster (by our students)

Lovely blog post from Elisa Ramirez and Subhashini Robert William, sharing their list of eight favourite things about studying English at Westminster.

1. Being part of a diverse community

One of the most exciting things about Westminster is its diverse staff and student body.

“Studying English at Westminster has allowed me to meet students from all parts of the world. It’s always interesting to participate in discussions during seminars because you are encouraged to share your ideas and learn many different ways of approaching the topic.” – Sanniah Ahmed, English Literature BA Honours

2. Our incredible lecturers

If you choose to study English at Westminster you know that you will be getting the best, from the best. Our lecturers are committed to making sure that you understand what you are learning. Apart from being passionate about what they teach, they’re also always there to support you and are very willing to help when needed.

Read the other six here: 

Westminster Lecturer wins Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award

Many congratulations – Gwilym Jones’s book Shakespeare’s Storms has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award.  A great achievement.

Gwilym’s book is the first comprehensive study of the storms that feature in Shakespeare’s work. Whether the apocalyptic storm of King Lear or the fleeting thunder imagery of Hamlet, the shipwrecks of the comedies or the thunderbolt of Pericles, there is an instance of storm in every one of Shakespeare’s plays. This book explains the special effects used to represent storms in the early modern playhouses, and details how those effects filter into Shakespeare’s dramatic language.

As this year’s winner, Gwilym will deliver a public lecture in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Thursday 6 October 2016, for which tickets are available at the Shakespeare’s Globe box office. The award will be presented by this year’s Sam Wanamaker Award winner and Fellow, Professor Gordon McMullan.

Undergraduate degrees in English, Linguistics, Theatre and Creative Writing at University of Westminster, London!