Highlights and Achievements

REF 2014: Ranked in the Top 50 Departments for World Leading and Internationally Excellent Research

We are delighted by the news that in REF 2014 97% of our research was judged to be of International Standing or higher. Coupled with the QS ranking which places us in the top 150 English & Creative Writing departments in the world (top 30 in the UK) 2014 has been a fantastic year for recognition of our excellence. Since the last research assessment exercise in 2008 we have nearly doubled the percentage of our research ranked as World Leading and achieved an outstanding 49% increase in research outputs regarded as Internationally Excellent or World Leading. Congratulations to all of our staff on their success. This is excellent news for the whole Department, especially our students who are being taught by internationally recognised experts in their fields.


Student Led Teaching Award 2016

We are proud that our students feel we are highly commendable as a Department in our teaching and care for them. (April 2016)






Graduation 2016

We are very proud of our 2016 cohort of students, and we enjoyed celebrating their success with them and their family and friends. They have worked hard over the last few years and we would like to congratulate them on their acheivement! All the best for their future! (July 2016)