What is it really like: studying Literature at Westminster

By Humaira Iqbal Me: “I’m studying English Literature.” Queue response: “You must read a lot of Shakespeare.” When someone hears that I’m studying English Literature, their automatic response is that I study Shakespeare, read a lot of books and that is it. And I won’t lie to you, I have studied Shakespeare and of course … Continue reading What is it really like: studying Literature at Westminster

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Why study Theatre at Westminster? The Course Leader’s view

The two exiting new degrees courses we’re offering here in the English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies Department at Westminster University – BA Theatre Studies & English Literature and BA Theatre Studies & Creative Writing – offer students the chance to study theatre right in the heart of London, only short distances from some of the … Continue reading Why study Theatre at Westminster? The Course Leader’s view

Celebrating World Book Day with our students!

Happy World Book Day! To celebrate, we asked our students to tell us about the best book that they’ve studied so far as part of their degree at the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies. Here’s what they said: Nicole, 3rd year English Language and Literature Book: Irvin Welsh, Trainspotting Module: Introduction to Literary Studies … Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day with our students!

Playwriting Prize

The winners of The Westminster University Playwriting Prize have just been announced! Winning Entry: ‘Collide’ by Lydia Thomson Runners up: ‘Mushrooms and Meditation’ by Mitch Sanderson ‘The Fairy Fort’ by Sophie Bowles The winning entry will receive: £500 in prize money a dedicated mentoring session with a professional dramaturg a reading of their work, performed … Continue reading Playwriting Prize