In June, I officially finished my second year as an English Literature undergraduate at the University of Westminster. Of course, on results day, I was nervously refreshing the page, waiting for my results to come out as quickly as possible. And that’s not the first time I did that. Two years ago, I was doing … Continue reading Applying to Westminster through clearing
By Nicole (3rd Year Language and Literature BA) and Humaira (2nd Year English Literature BA) The end of the semester is never a fun time. With deadlines and exams coming up, this is always one of the most stressful times for students. These are our top ten tips for managing revision and deadlines! Stress: Make … Continue reading 10 tips for dealing with revision and deadlines
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
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
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!
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 … Continue reading 8 Incredible Reasons to Study English at Westminster (by our students)