Current Undergraduate Student Ambassador
When I first visited Lancaster, I felt that it was a place where I could see myself living and it did not disappoint. One of the best things about choosing Lancaster was the flexibility in first year options. Though I love writing creatively and have always wanted to pursue it, I was never certain that I wanted to study it academically, and the chance to switch to either a pure English Literature major or another subject entirely without repeating a year was reassuring.
However, my worries were unfounded. As a first year English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice student, I have had the perfect blend of both the academic side of texts (learning the foundations of literature) and the practical (learning how texts are written today). One of the best parts about the course is how you are helped to settle in through Autonomous Learning Groups. Autonomous Learning Groups give you a chance to meet with people in your seminar group outside of class to prepare work for the seminar. This has been really useful in helping me get to know people. I’ve had a great experience so far, and am very glad I chose to continue my education at Lancaster!