English Literature

Student Support

The following provides an outline of how student support will be provided in session 2013-2014 within English Literature.

Support will be provided by a linked programme of group meetings and one-to-one meetings with PTs. Group meetings will perform a number of support functions, depending on timing and topic (see plan):

  • Outline the course and programme structure, and the assessment requirements
  • Promote awareness of, and reflection on, study skills
  • Focus on parameters of particular years or components of the degree
  • Promote reflection on personal and skills development
  • Make connections between study within the discipline and the wider issues of graduate attributes and graduate employability
  • Set undergraduate study within the context of postgraduate study and research

One-to-one meetings in first semester of 1st and 2nd years will focus on course and curriculum planning for individual students. All other one-to-one meetings will require students to reflect on their personal and intellectual development in general, on their development as autonomous critics of literature, and on the relationship between their studies and their extracurricular interests.

Please check the arrangements for your year group using the links below:

The department also offers and provides support for a number of additional events/activities in which students are encouraged to participate:

  • Autonomous Learning Groups in years 3 and 4, which provide a forum for peer support and learning
  • The Department play, for which academic and professional support is offered
  • The English Literature seminar (Fridays at 4.30), of interest particularly for those honours students considering PG study
  • Practical and financial support for the student creative writing journal PublishEd
  • Practical and financial support for the activities of the student Literature Society
  • Innovative Learning Week (semester 2), for which a menu of events is offered