School of English

Our students

From module choices, to dissertation topics, to staff support, our past and current students share their experiences of what it's really like to study English at Nottingham.

Current students


Devraj Jheet, second-year English and History BA

Devraj Jheet sitting in a purple seat, smiling and holding a drink in a cup.
Each time I’d go to a seminar, there’d just be a really enriching discussion about a new book. It felt a bit like a book club! The discussions flowed really well and everything was worth noting down. 

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Nina Slater, second-year English Language and Literature BA

Nina Slater
I’ve found that the sociolinguistic side is something I’m really interested in and something I’m actually going to do my dissertation on!

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Maddi Maya, second-year English BA 

Maddi Maya, sitting smiling in a forest
I struggle to just do one thing all the time, so I like that it feels like a more specific version of A levels. It’s still all English, but you’re doing different subjects at the same time. I really like that. It really works well for me.
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Charlotte Emma Jones, English Studies MA

I’ve enjoyed coming to my masters having already been a student at Nottingham. You’re given a lot of independent work but it’s rewarding. You know what you’re doing, you’re getting the right answers and you’re pushing yourself, with the help of your professors.
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Our graduates


Anna Wallace, Assistant Production Coordinator for BBC's His Dark Materials

English BA graduate (2018)  

Headshot photo of Anna Wallace, BA English graduate, standing in front of a wall which reads 'His Dark Materials'
The most important characteristic of anyone working in TV is that you have to get on with people! You don’t get to choose who you work with, and you’ve got to be able to adapt and work in a way that best fits each team you join.
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Rob Temple, Freelance journalist and author 

English and Philosophy BA graduate (2005)

They’re both about how we live our lives. Philosophy is the most concentrated version of that, and English is the poetic version. If you want to write a book, then usually you need to know how people think. 
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Olivia French, Marketing and Communications Manager at HarperCollins Publishers

English with Creative Writing BA graduate (2014)

A headshot photo of Olivia Rose French, graduate from the School of English
One of the skills that’s definitely useful in my job, is knowing how to communicate with different stakeholders. If I’m talking to an editor about a book, I’m going to have a different conversation with them than I would have with the author. 
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