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We are delighted to talk to school and college students and their teachers. We particularly like to welcome students to Avenue Campus, where visitors enjoy meeting our lively and friendly undergraduate students, surrounded by the buzz of academic life.

Creative Writing Workshop with Joe Coelho
Creative Writing Workshop

We participate fully in established programmes including the Southampton University-based TEAtime lectures, its Learn with US initiative, the Access to Southampton programme, as well as national networks such as the Speakers for Schools programme. In addition, English staff regularly visit local schools and colleges to talk about English as a University subject and a smart career pathway, as well as to enthuse students about our cutting-edge research. We contribute workshops to the Faculty of Humanities ‘Masterclass’ days for students approaching their A Level exams who have applied to study at Southampton. Our collaborations also extend to our own undergraduate programme; on some modules our students are given the opportunity to work with school pupils at local schools. Focusing on creative writing and theatrical performance, these placements give the school students new insights into putting language and drama into practice, whilst also providing our students with valuable teaching experience. Through the Higher Education Academy and Edyth Jeffries Shakespeare Project-funded English Teachers Network, we also work with schools and other HEI institutions in the Southampton area to enable dialogue between teachers and academics.

If you are a teacher thinking about organising a visit to Southampton or enquiring about a staff talk to your students about higher level English, please contact Professor Linda Ruth Williams in English or the Faculty of Humanities Recruitment Office.

Find out more

Video: Professor Ros King discusses our ‘Playing with Shakespeare’ event involving local schools.

English Teacher’s Network. Funded by the Higher Education Academy and the Edyth Jeffries Shakespeare Project, the English Teachers' Network is a collaboration between English at the University of Southampton, schools and other Higher Education institutions in the Southampton area.

English links with local schools and colleges help deepen pupils' understanding of the Holocaust. Find out more.

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