School of English

English: learning, teaching, research

We have a first-rate, international reputation for outstanding teaching and research, as demonstrated by our School's current rankings:

  • 7th for English in The Times and  Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • 7th for English in The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 6th for Creative Writing in The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 9th in the UK for 'research power' (REF 2014)

We offer a unique combination of English disciplines, including literature from the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods to the present day, English language from its origins to contemporary and applied contexts, drama and performance, and creative writing.

Professor Josephine Guy
Head of School



Graduate Jobs Fair

Placement and internship opportunities, graduate schemes, and employers with job vacancies starting this year.
The James Plays Debates

The James Plays Debates

Pat Barker in conversation

Pat Barker in conversation

Pat Barker is the multi award-winning British writer of 13 novels. Her first, Union Street (1982) won the Fawcett Prize, and she was awarded the Booker Prize for The Ghost Road (1995), the final novel in her much acclaimed World War I Regeneration Trilogy. Noon Day, the third novel in her Life Class trilogy, which spans the First and Second World Wars, was published in 2015 and she is working on a new novel.

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School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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