What is Studying English Literature Really Like?

What is Studying English Literature Really Like?

Are you considering studying English Literature at university? Do you want to find out more information about what courses at different institutions are like, to find out which might be best for you? We know that the content of courses can vary quite a lot between...
Day in the Life of a Writer

Day in the Life of a Writer

    Eleanor graduated in 2013, and is now writing her first novel, which is set in Oxford. She works at Heywood Hill bookshop in London’s Mayfair during the week, mostly on the shop’s Year In Books service, a bespoke monthly book subscription that is...
How I became a Journalist

How I became a Journalist

  Francesca Nicholls studied English Literature from 2013 to 2016. Since graduating, Francesca has worked her way up through journalism internships at magazines and broadcasters. She now works as a Script Assistant at Sky News in London. You can read some of her...
A Day in the Life of a PhD Student in English Literature

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

  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 readership in the eighteenth century....
How to become a Journalist

How to become a Journalist

How to become a Journalist Being a journalist involves communication, information, and a little entertainment. Journalists research and write topical stories about current affairs, reacting to world events around them and presenting an interesting and informative...
How to become a Writer

How to become a Writer

How to become a Writer We tend to think of a writer as someone who writes books, probably fiction books that tell a story. Given that many children grow up having storybooks read to them, and that the novel is such a large part of western literary culture, it is...