Writing Articles

Why Is Shakespeare Still Important?

Why Is Shakespeare Still Important?

William Shakespeare is (arguably) the most recognisable name in English literature. And even if you haven’t heard of him, you’ll know about some of his plays, like Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet. Even beyond that, if you’ve ever seen an actor chatting to a skull, or...

Why Is Shakespeare Still Important?

William Shakespeare is (arguably) the most recognisable name in English literature. And even if you haven’t heard of him, you’ll know about some of his plays, like Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet. Even beyond that, if you’ve ever seen an actor...

read more
A Day in the Life of a PhD Student in English Literature

A Day in the Life of a PhD Student in English Literature

A Day in the Life of a PHD Student  Ellen Brewster is studying for a PhD in English Literature. Having completed her undergraduate degree, she went on to a Master's before returning to her original college for her PhD. Her area of specialism is UK domestic...

read more
15 Best UK Universities for English

15 Best UK Universities for English

The evolution of chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, has made it increasingly difficult for us to distinguish between the human-written word and the artificially-generated word. As impressive as these developments are, it’s perhaps more important than ever to study the...

read more
15 Classic Books Everyone Should Read

15 Classic Books Everyone Should Read

There’s a lot of debate as to what makes certain books ‘classics’ – is it longevity, popularity, literary merit or all of the above? Are all the books we view as ‘classic’ deserving of that title? Should some lesser-known books be considered ‘classics’ instead? There...

read more
How To Write The Perfect Essay

How To Write The Perfect Essay

If you decide to study English or a subject within Arts and Humanities at university, it’s going to involve a lot of essay writing. It’s a challenging skill to master because it requires both creativity and logical planning, but if you ensure you do the following...

read more
A Day in the Life of an Oxford Fresher

A Day in the Life of an Oxford Fresher

Whether you’re still deciding if you’d like to apply to Oxford University, or you’ve got your place and will be arriving soon enough, it’s very reasonable to find out early what the daily schedule of an Oxford student looks like. Given Oxford’s unique routines and...

read more
How To Write For A Living: 17 Writing Jobs to Make Money

How To Write For A Living: 17 Writing Jobs to Make Money

If you've ever considered a career involving writing, you’ve probably thought about popular writing jobs like becoming a journalist or a novelist. Those are both very well-known ways to write for a living, but how do you get started as a professional writer? And what...

read more
Benefits of School Newspapers for Students

Benefits of School Newspapers for Students

Whether you’re a keen student journalist yourself, or just looking to learn more about student culture at the universities you’re planning to apply to, student newspapers are the place to go. We break down the benefits you’ll get if you become a student journalist at...

read more

Reserve Your Spot

Ready for a life-changing educational experience? Apply in minutes and reserve a spot for Oxford's #1 rated summer school and online programmes.