English students

Christina Stores

Christina Stores

English Literature, 2019

I decided on this course in particular because I never wanted to read any other subject other than English Literature. As I live locally, Oxford Brookes University was always going to be the obvious choice. Yet I was attracted to Brookes because I was impressed by the development plans for the university and the friendliness of the admission process.

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Amna Edris

Amna Edris

English Literature and Film Studies, 2017

I have always been passionate about literature. Since I was a child it’s been my dream to become a writer. I’ve entered countless writing competitions over the years, thus I knew English Literature was my calling. It’s such a varied subject and there are many facets to it. Plus, an English Literature degree is highly esteemed and offers good career prospects.

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Emma Bates Garcia

Emma Bates Garcia

English Literature, 2017

I was attracted to Brookes because I liked the flexibility, openness and variety that the course offered. When I was going through the UCAS process, I saw a lot of repetition in the syllabuses and some universities seemed only a slightly developed version of A-Levels. Brookes on the other hand seemed to cover both the basics and the innovative. Now I’m studying here I’ve found the Culture and Criticism module has polished up my analytical skills, while modules such as World Literature have allowed me to engage with something new and original.

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Keira Moulding

Keira Moulding

English Literature and French, 2016

The best thing about the course is the tutors. They have made me even more passionate about learning French because they care about the students. They really want to help us to make the most of our degrees and so they always make time for you. The fact that the tutors are all native French-speakers also inspires me because their incredible level of English makes me want to be that good in French!

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Barnabus Field

Barnabus Field

English Literature and English Language and Communication, 2017

The combined honours course was perfect for me. It’s allowed me to combine all of the knowledge that I have acquired through my A-levels in English Literature and English Language in an interesting and enjoyably challenging way. I chose Oxford Brookes as it was by far the most appealing university in terms of facilities and location. Oxford is a really impressive, picturesque city and it’s also easily accessible for me coming from Surrey. With the great travel connections I'm able to get home cheaply and quickly yet I’m also far enough away to be totally independent – the best of both worlds. My second reason for choosing Brookes was the fantastic facilities, especially the new JHB Building which I now enjoy studying in.

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Dina Amawi

Dina Amawi

English Literature and Sociology, 2015

When I began my course, we were instantly encouraged to express ourselves. Studying English Literature at Brookes has allowed me to truly develop my opinions. The lecturers have really helped me to achieve a healthy balance so that the voice in my work is both unrestricted yet still very refined. I think this approach has really helped me to gain the confidence that I was considerably lacking beforehand

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Amy Collins

Finnegan Mannerings

English Literature

All the staff at Oxford Brookes have helped me in so many ways during my time here. My dissertation supervisor, Dr Daniel Lea, made writing such a large piece of work seem easy; Antonia Mackay helped me in my first year get to grips with a ‘university’ standard of work and Niall Munro was an inspiring tutor and lecturer throughout…

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Amy Collins

Amy Collins

Drama and English Literature, 2015

I enhanced my passion for drama at a Musical Theatre school during my A-Levels, and the choice to be able to combine it with English Literature made choosing Oxford Brookes an easy one…

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Francesca Cooper

Francesca Cooper

Drama and English Literature

I enjoyed both English and Drama at A-Level and chose to study them both at university. I believe they will lead into a variety of different careers and help me develop some transferable skills…

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Anick Boever

Anick Boever

English Literature

Before I came to Brookes, the idea of leaving Luxembourg in order to undertake an English degree in the UK had always been appealing but at the same time reasonably intimidating. However, none of my nightmares have come true…

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Dan Martin

Dan Martin

English Literature

I decided to apply to Brookes for the undergraduate degree because I was particularly impressed with the structure of the course and the academic staff. Being in my final year, I can honestly say that the English department has been fantastic and the course and lecturers have lived up to my expectations…

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Vincent Coole

Vincent Coole

English Literature

Vincent Coole is an English student in his final year and hopes to continue his studies to PhD level. Studying English at degree level has given me a deeper insight into critical, theoretical and contextual issues surrounding a text…

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Marta Codello

Marta Codello

English Literature

Marta Codello developed a love of reading English literature whilst at school in Italy, and is now in her second year at Oxford Brookes…

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Julia Corbett

Julia Corbett

Drama and English Literature

I decided to come to Oxford Brookes to study Drama because the lecturers running the course were extremely enthusiastic and immediately made me look forward to the next three years of studying…

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Mark Padbury

Mark Padbury

Drama and English Literature

Having come to Brookes aiming to eventually teach Drama and English at secondary level I find I am really enjoying the course, the university and the people in it. The Drama side of my joint honours BA offers a wide variation of genres, texts, study forms and outlets…

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