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English

Summer University

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The Summer Universities at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are a fantastic way to find out what life at university is really like. The whole programme is free of charge to students in Years 12/13 and all we ask is that you fund your own way to and from Liverpool.

You will spend three days and two nights working alongside our academic staff and current students. By staying in real student accommodation you will get a feeling for what it is like to live away from home. If you are from outside of Liverpool, you will have the option of a city-tour, taking in the sights and sounds of our amazing city. In addition everybody will go out each night for food in the centre of Liverpool and afterwards will take part in a range of evening activities to keep you entertained and enable you to meet new people and make friends.

The daytime academic sessions are designed to give you a real taste of what it would be like to study at LJMU and help you to decide which course is right for you! 

For further information about this degree course, please see here

English Literature is a diverse and dynamic subject, and on the LJMU English programme we celebrate this by studying an eclectic range of writing, from the sixteenth century to the present day. As well as British literature we consider American, Irish, postcolonial and world writing. Our students work with many different types of text such as advertising, detective novels, children's fiction, fairy tales, ballads, prison testimonies, slave narratives, travel writing, diaries, letters and journalism. We offer option modules that ask you to explore themes like madness, masculinity, adolescence, place and belonging, race in America or the crisis of contemporary capitalism.

This year, our Summer University has been designed to introduce you to an exciting historical and geographical range of writing, whilst getting you to think about key issues in studying literature in English. We’ll also support Year 12 students in designing the independent research projects that have recently become part of English Literature A-level coursework.

Included are:

  • A series of ‘tasters’ of university study via mini lectures and seminars;
  • A dedicated workshop on how to define and research your literature coursework project for Year 13, with lots of inspirational ideas and tips;
  • One-to-one support to hone and present the initial ideas for your project;
  • An exploration of our campus and its environs, including the University Library and the Everyman Theatre;

Information on the English programmes at LJMU, including our work-experience and Study Abroad options.