English

Engage with the past and contemporary world in exciting and creative ways. Develop your extensive knowledge of literature and culture, and gain the advanced critical and communication skills valued by employers - all this in a supportive and stimulating learning environment. Within English studies you read great literature and study its wider context. If you have an interest in creative writing, English at Teesside gives you the opportunity to develop your talent and apply your skills.

  • » Join a course whose students gave us 100% for satisfaction (National Student Survey 2014 and 2015)
  • » Get advice and guidance on critical and creative writing from our hosted Royal Literary Fund Fellows
  • » Work with regular visiting lecturers - past speakers include the award-winning novelist Jackie Kay, renowned performance poet Michelle Scally Clarke and bestselling author Adele Parks
  • » Involve yourself in Teesside's lively literary scene

Research

English staff have expertise in critical and cultural theory, contemporary popular culture, and feminist and gender studies, ensuring that students of English at Teesside University are up to date with the latest thinking in their discipline.

Excellent prospects

Our graduates learn to think clearly, analyse problems and present precise conclusions using effective teamwork, communication and IT skills - valuable abilities in careers in teaching, public administration, law, journalism, publishing, marketing, business and a variety of service occupations.

On video: Bob Beagrie and Andy Willoughby's Sampo
Sampo is a themed collection of poems which has been performed at a number of prestigious international venues.
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The Library has an impressive collection of relevant material which is continually renewed. You'll have access to the internet, CD-ROMs and electronic databases through the Library's 400 workstations.

  • Bob Beagrie
  • Senior Lecturer (Creative Writing)
  • T: 01642 384466
  • E: b.beagrie@tees.ac.uk
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Leanne Bibby
  • Leanne Bibby
  • Senior Lecturer in English Studies
  • T: 01642
  • E: l.bibby@tees.ac.uk
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  • Rachel Carroll
  • Reader in English
  • T: 01642 384029
  • E: r.carroll@tees.ac.uk
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  • Madeline Clements
  • Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Studies
  • T: 01642 384029
  • E: m.a.c.clements@tees.ac.uk
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  • Rob Hawkes
  • Programme Leader - English
  • T: 01642 384059
  • E: r.hawkes@tees.ac.uk
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  • Sarah Ilott
  • Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Studies
  • E: s.ilott@tees.ac.uk
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  • Sophie Nicholls
  • Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing/Distance Learning
  • T: 01642
  • E: s.nicholls@tees.ac.uk
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  • Diane Railton
  • Senior Lecturer - English Studies
  • T: 01642 342587
  • E: d.railton@tees.ac.uk
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  • Christopher Thurgar-Dawson
  • Senior Lecturer (English)
  • T: 01642 384031
  • E: c.thurgar-dawson@tees.ac.uk
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  • Andy Willoughby
  • Senior Lecturer (Creative Writing)
  • T: 01642 384466
  • E: a.willoughby@tees.ac.uk
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  • Clare Cheverall
  • English PhD
  • 'I’m also looking at how screenwriters adapt Austen’s dialogue for films and TV – what do they keep, and what do they change?'
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  • Olivia McHale
  • BA (Hons) English Studies with Creative Writing
  • 'We were given a lot of freedom and encouragement in our writing, so we were able to take any direction we liked.'
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  • Vicki McMahon
  • BA (Hons) English Studies
  • 'I have made some absolutely fantastic friends at the University and just love the whole learning atmosphere.'
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  • Sarah Isley
  • BA (Hons) English Studies
  • 'I felt so welcome and well supported.'
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  • Sara Thomson
  • BA (Hons) English Studies with Creative Writing
  • Without my degree, I wouldn’t be doing the job I love or have had the confidence to start writing.
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  • Chris Robinson
  • MA Creative Writing
  • 'Teesside University opened an entirely new doorway for me.'
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  • Ashleigh Bowmaker
  • BA (Hons) English Studies
  • The course broadened my perspective so much, especially the module thinking about representation – it was interesting, challenging and developed my analytical skills.
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  • Amy Burns
  • BA (Hons) English Studies
  • 'We work in an atmosphere of mutual respect, and sometimes having your work ripped to shreds is the best thing for it.'
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