Monday, 23 December 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

In November our English Literature undergraduates became Bachelors of Arts. The Awards ceremonies took place at the Centaur, overlooking Cheltenham. It is a privilege to attend and always an occasion for pride, and some emotion. We all hear a great deal about what education can do for us, but not enough about how people's talents and achievements help to create a better society. So let us pause and say so.

The University's Flikr album captures some moments from the day. Professor Robert Macfarlane, who gave last year's  annual Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture , received an Honorary Doctorate. The School of Humanities was among several schools represented. Our congratulations go to everyone.

After the ceremonies at the centaur, lots of new graduates returned to Francis Close Hall for the School of Humanities's farewell tea. That was fun.


We wish the Season's greetings and a very happy New Year to all graduates, and to current and prospective students. See you in 2014.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Open Day at Francis Close Hall, Saturday 7 December

Please join us for our last Open Day before Christmas on Saturday 7 December.  Francis Close Hall is the Gothic bit of the University, a five-minute walk from the town centre. Take a virtual tour of Francis Close Hall here.

You can find out about English Literature, English Literature and Creative Writing, and our other Humanities courses, including English Language and Linguistics; History; Religion, Philosophy and Ethics [RPE] and Theology and Religious Studies [TRS].

You'll meet some of the staff team, and people from Finance and Accommodation are on hand to answer your questions. Best of all, you'll meet current students who can talk with you about what it's like to study with us. Our friendly Student Ambassadors will take you on a campus tour and are also happy to chat about life and work at the University of Gloucestershire.

Please take a look at our course maps for English Literature and English Literature and Creative Writing to see the modules we offer (clicking on the module titles will bring up full descriptors and links to reading lists). And finally, this blog features posts on student activities, our research, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, our Humanities Public Lecture series and anything else of a literary nature that captures our imaginations as lifelong readers and writers. Please scroll through.