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Another great event for anybody interested in studying English!

Discover English

 

Date: June 20th, 2013

For: Year 12 students and other students interested in studying English at degree level

Find out more via: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/discover-days/summer-2013/english/

Book via: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/discover-days/registration/

This event is completely free to any students wanting to find out more about studying English at degree level. So many students enjoy studying English for GCSEs and A2, but are unclear as to what studying English at University will be like. The subject title ‘English’ covers a range of thought-provoking and exciting subjects that can be explored at university. Through a series of interactive talks and workshops, participants will gain hands-on experience of this fascinating area, and there will be plenty of opportunities during the day to put your questions to university teachers, researchers and students.

Why study English?

At The University of Manchester, English related courses include: English Literature, English Language, Drama, Anglo-Saxon History, Linguistics and American Studies. Different periods are studied, including Victorian literature, 18th Century and post-war texts, and include a range of media, including books, poems, drama and film. Degree courses can also include a combination of subjects including a range of European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages. This day will give you a taste of the range of opportunities available within the study of English and the diverse range of potential career opportunities this will open up to you.

What to expect on the day:

This day has a broad appeal to students with an interest in English Literature, English Language and Linguistics, and the history, technique and theory of these subject areas. Alongside English sessions, students will also have an opportunity to find out more about Drama and Film Studies the University; and the role of English in the study of education; and how English can also be studied alongside History and other Languages.

Developing key skills for a range of future careers:

Throughout the day, visiting students will see how degrees in English and associated subjects create graduates with highly developed language and communication skills; a greater capacity for both team-working and independent working; and exceptional critical and analytical skills.  Any student interested in communication, presentation, the power of language, and the relationship of English and Drama studies to global history, politics and business, and the arts, will be sure to enjoy and be enthused by this day.

FAQs:

  • Can students book on as individuals and attend the day on their own? Yes, you can – all we ask is that you make sure your school/college is comfortable with missing any lectures you’re due to complete on that day
  • Can teachers book large groups on in one go? Yes, you can, but you will be limited to booking on a maximum of 15 students
  • Will there be refreshments? Yes, there will. We will be providing some drinks in the morning, and a light lunch in the afternoon.
  • How do I book onto the day? Please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/discover-days/registration/

I still want to know more before booking on. Who do I talk to? Find out more via: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/discover-days/summer-2013/english/

There are also a range of other events:

Discover Philosophy – http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/philosophy/undergraduate/why/booking/

Discover Social Anthropology – http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/discover-days/registration/