- Course: BA English Language and Literature
What made you want to study your course at the University?
Leeds is one of the few universities in the UK that offer both English Language and Literature as a single honours degree. Studying literature alongside language develops a valuable academic skill set. The lecturers are amazing, enthusiastic, and experts in their subject. The School of English itself is a beautiful Victorian terrace, and a perfect place for English students to study at degree level. The Special Collections at the University of Leeds holds a wealth of original material that can be used for exciting literary research. The city is also a short journey away from literary landmarks such as the Brontë Parsonage museum in Haworth.
Describe the aspects of the course that you have enjoyed the most.
I most enjoyed writing my dissertation about the Brontë sisters. This was an exciting project because I was able to research both at the Brontë Parsonage museum and the Special Collections at the University of Leeds. The English Language modules were brilliant as well. Alongside my studies, I was a volunteer in the English department at Todmorden High School.
What are you planning to do once you graduate?
I am now studying a Secondary PGCE to teach English to students aged 11-18. The University of Leeds is a fabulous place to study, and I now look forward to my teaching career.