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
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
by Nicole El-Helou and Humaira Iqbal On Tuesday 21st March, the University of Westminster Alumni team organised a panel discussion with past students from our department, focusing on ways in which they have been using their English degree since graduation. It is a big question any English student faces, and Anna Beecher, Dilpreet Walia, and … Continue reading What can you do with an English degree?
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!
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
If like us, you are one to procaffeinate (avoid doing anything until you've had a cup of coffee), then Kirsty's cafe guide is a must for you! There are some really excellent places around our Regent Street campus that are a must for all coffee lovers! I spend a lot of time in cafés. A … Continue reading An English student’s guide to coffee (around Regent Street campus)
As a new semester begins, and we are all settling into new classes, a few of our first year students reflect on their experience of starting their degree and their first few months studying English at Westminster! Workshops by guest authors have made the course tremendously exciting and dynamic, and it's been rewarding to work … Continue reading First semester as an English student!