Discover English, Drama and American Studies – Thursday, 23 January 2020

At this event you can discover more about degree course structures and content, careers options, teaching and learning practices, study facilities, and student life from academics and current students.

You will also be able to attend interactive workshops led by postgraduates and teaching staff.

By providing access to overviews and workshops on all of the above courses, you can see how our different courses offer ways of studying your interests and passions through a variety processes and perspectives.
You’ll also discover why degrees in English, Drama or American Studies create graduates with the highly developed communication, critical analysis, research, team working and independent learning skills that are sought by leading employers.

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The event will be held in the Samuel Alexander Building (building number 67 on the campus map) on our main campus on Oxford Road, (M13 9PL).

Current undergraduate student helpers will be waiting on Oxford Road and outside University Place and Simon Building to meet you and show you where to go – they’ll be easily identifiable by their purple University of Manchester tops. 

The campus is well served by local public transport. Use the Transport for Greater Manchester journey planner for more information including bus stop details for Oxford Road and Upper Brook Street.

What to expect

Discover English, Drama and American Studies will give you a taste of what it’s like to study these courses at the University and the type of careers you could go into with these degrees. The Discover Day will look at: 

  • American Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies

You will have the opportunity to meet the world-class academics and teaching staff that you could be learning from as you dig little deeper into these subjects and participate in interactive workshops.

Our courses explore a range of forms of communication such as fiction, graphic novels, social media, film, performance, song, and poetry, and how they impact on the everyday to the global, and the historical to the political.

You will also get to chat to our current students about everything from the course modules they’re taking, to where they’re planning to spend their placement year or their semester studying abroad, to what work experience they’ve gained during their time here.

You will also discover why degrees in these subjects create graduates with the highly developed communication, critical analysis, research, team working and independent learning skills that are sought by leading employers.

Provisional programme

(Please note this programme is subject to change.)

Time Session
9.30-9.45am Welcome and registration
9.45-10am Introduction, Health and Safety
10-10.40am Overview of English Literature Degrees
Overview of English Language Degrees
10.40-10.50am Break

Broaden your perspective – English related degrees at Manchester
(These are 10 min overviews delivered by an academic member of staff
to give you an insight into their degree programmes)

American Studies
Film Studies
Understanding Flexi Honours
Q and A with presenters
12-12.15pm Workshop sign up
12.15-1pm Lunch
1-1.40pm Workshop session one
1.40-1.50pm Move to new workshop
1.50-2.30pm Workshop session two
2.30-2.40pm Move to Q and A and wrap up session 
2.40-3pm Q and A session with English and related subject students 
3-3.15pm Evaluation and event close
3.15-4pm Optional campus tour