Who we are
Our teaching is informed by a broad range of research interests, and the quality of our programmes is reflected in the results of significant reviews and surveys. We have been rated as a top ten English department in the UK for our Research (REF 2014)
Teaching quality of English at Southampton received 94% in the latest National Student Survey 2015 and are 5th in UK in the Guardian University Guide 2016.
We offer a friendly, lively, and supportive intellectual environment, effective training in research skills, and high-quality research resources.
With a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to our work, we are active in terms of research, publication, academic conferences and symposia. In the 2014 REF 96% of research produced by the English department was recognised to be of international quality.
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The University of Southampton is one of 24 members of the Russell Group - institutions which have distinguished themselves as research-led universities of international quality, and which are committed to the provision of teaching in a research-led environment.
“I chose Southampton as it was an amazing place. There was a real energy about the English department and a feeling that I had found a second home. After looking around the University, all the other offers I had were insignificant; it was always going to be Southampton. ”
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