A message for students of English

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Congratulations to all students who have studied English as part of their A-Level, Advanced Highers and BTEC qualifications this year. This has been a time of unprecedented challenge for your generation: we honour your achievements. We hope to welcome many of you to the further study of English language, literature and creative writing within UK Universities.

There are still places available on excellent English programmes across the UK. As organisations who work with teachers of English in higher education, we can say with confidence that wherever you choose to study you will find committed and inspiring staff, innovation in teaching and course design, and most importantly of all, dedicated and engaged fellow students. We know from sector-wide assessments that whatever type of institution they attend our students are highly satisfied, and that right across the UK our teaching draws on outstanding research.

Whichever programme you choose, you will gain skills in analysis and communication, and in critical and creative thinking, that will prepare you for life, and for careers in any number of sectors, including business, charity, education, government, technology, media and law.

We hope you will join us and shape the future of our subject! We encourage you to explore the wide variety of programmes on offer and to choose the right one for you.

The English Association | Institute of English Studies | University English