"I have been given the support and guidance on this course that I wouldn’t have got anywhere else. The English teaching staff are brilliant and give so much to their students, and the university itself is a hub for those who want to learn and grow."
Lydia Johnson – English student
The English and Creative Writing subject group at Newman offers single and joint honours courses in English Literature, Language and Creative Writing.
English at Newman was given a 100% Overall Student Satisfaction score in the 2015 National Student Survey, reflecting our excellent teaching and the rewarding student experience.Our courses include the study of literature, language, film, and creative writing. Innovative teaching approaches, such as our retreat modules, and our career focused assessment strategy give you practical experience of using your knowledge in the work environment. These cutting edge approaches are blended with more traditional methods of teaching such as lectures, seminars, workshops and individual tutorials. Our personal academic tutoring system ensures you get individual attention, focused on your development.The friendliness and approachability of the staff and the quality of the feedback and support they offer are frequently highlighted in student evaluations.
English at Newman is a thriving research area, see our research group page for more information. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 66% of work published by staff was rated as world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of work was rated as internationally significant.