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Student Voices

Naomi Adams

MA Modern and Contemporary Literature (2014)

Naomi completed her MA in 2014. Although she toyed with the idea of doing a PhD for a long time she has decided to return to academia later and is pursuing a career in PR that puts her MA to use.

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Elliot Bevan

BA English and Spanish

Elliot reflects on his time here including realising his passion for translation studies, spending a year working in Spain and making full use of the facilities the University and city have to offer.

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Gillian Browne

BA English Language and Literature

Gillian talks about her time at Leeds including her involvement in the English Society and writing for the Leeds Student newspaper.

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Raisa Butt

MA English Literature

Coming to Leeds allowed Raisa to further explore the connections between her two passions - drama and literature.

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Sophie Carr

BA English Literature and Theatre Studies (Industrial)

Sophie talks about the passion and enthusiasm of the workshop theatre tutors and how she took the opportunity to travel around Europe during her work placement year.

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Victoria Clarke

MA Victorian Literature

Part time Masters student Victoria was the first in her family to attend university, and is now studying for a PhD in Victorian literature.

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Malak El-Gonemy

BA Theatre and Performance, MA English Literature (Modern and Contemporary Pathway)

Over two degrees at Leeds, Malak explored her love of both theatre and the written word, and gained research skills that she has carried into the world of work.

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Michelle Evans

BA English Language and Literature

Third year student Michelle describes her second year as an English student as 'incredibly stimulating' and credits the School and University for its employment opportunities.

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Bethany Evans

BA English and Portuguese

Bethany joined the University to study English Language and Literature, but after taking a Discovery Module in Portuguese she decided to change her degree to Joint Honours BA English and Portuguese.

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Emily Jones

BA English Language and Literature

2nd year student Emily talks about her time at Leeds so far including becoming an Undergraduate Research Scholar, studying Medieval Literature for the first time and visiting the Yorkshire Dales.

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Kristina Kananaviciute

BA English Language and Literature

Kristina talks about her involvement with many different student societies and the Discovery modules available at Leeds

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Ben Li

MA English Literature

Part-time Masters student Ben was initially unsure about higher education, but discovered a supportive and welcoming student community here at Leeds.

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Callie Miller

MA American Literature and Culture

Callie moved to Leeds from Northern California to pursue her love of Literature. Here she talks about the incredible support she has had whilst studying her MA in the School of English.

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Hannah Nolan

BA Classical Literature and English (Industrial)

Hannah returned to Leeds to complete her fourth year after working at an integrated marketing agency for her year in industry placement. Read her story here.

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Rebecca Peartree

BA English Language and Literature

Third year student Rebecca looks back on her time at Leeds so far including her visits to the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the variety of modules in offer in the School of English.

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Mark Pollock

BA Hons English Literature and Theatre Studies

Mark reflects on his time studying BA English Literature and Theatre studies and talks about the benefits of doing a study abroad year.

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Nathan Ramsden

MA English Literature

After taking a break from studying to be a teacher, Nathan has returned to academia to complete an MA in English Literature.

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Phoebe Ryan

BA English Literature, MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

While studying for her undergraduate degree at Leeds, Phoebe discovered an interest in postcolonial studies that would see her return for postgraduate study.

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Shelley Angelie Saggar

MA Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

Having come to Leeds as an undergraduate, Shelley's interest in postcolonial studies saw her stay on for postgraduate study.

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Ria Angelica Scott

MA Theatre and Global Development

Postgraduate international student Ria shares her experiences of moving to Leeds and how the facilities and activities on campus have helped her gain more independence.

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Amelia Woolner

BA English and French

Amelia reflects on her first year as a Joint Honours student and talks about the numerous opportunities available at the University of Leeds.

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