The Department of English Literature is celebrating some of our best results in finals this year. Many congratulations to all our students, who will be graduating next week. Well over 90% of them are leaving the University of Reading with a 2.1 or higher, with 18% awarded First Class degrees. Our external examiners were especially complimentary this year too, drawing attention to our wide range of innovative modules, and saying how much they enjoyed reading dissertations on everything from Dracula to deconstruction.
This is the first year when students are graduating on the English Literature with Creative Writing pathway too. The students on this degree write a piece of creative work for their dissertation. Of the 15 students who took this option this year, 7 got first-class marks for their dissertation. This is a great acknowledgement of the standard of fiction and poetry written by the students at Reading. With two new appointments from September, we’re looking forward to giving even more students the chance to develop their creative writing.