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    Warwick's English department has a brilliant reputation and the University has a great reputation too. The English department is a large department and has many choices/options modules for you, especially if you study straight English (ie, not combined with another subject).
    I found some of the texts quite challenging initially (like the Iliad), but I suppose the whole point is to challenge you! The course is good quality, has good teaching... and some modules are quite 'stuffy' though not in a bad way (lack of a better word!), I saw someone else said serious, that is probably a good word. You can choose to cover a wide range of literature and I am meaning that you study Shakespeare, Milton and other old literature, so not simply easy, new texts. In the final year you have a lot of choice and can select the topics that interest you most- see the English website for all the available modules.
    You will have time to socialise, especially in the first year, however I would recommend doing as much fo the reading as possible (most of it!) over the summer as soon as you find out which texts you will have to read. (Especially the Iliad, Odyssey etc, as they are a tough read and quite long). Other texts are short and quite entertaining!

    Warwick Uni is a fantastic place to be and is one of the biggest campus Unis in the UK.... it has so much to offer you from entertainment to societies to food outlets, a huge library and gym facilities.
    I think most freshers/first years spend most of their time on the campus, but there is a variety of nightlife in Leamington and some in Coventry. Most people live in Coventry or Leamington in their second (and sometimes final) year. I looked around some city universities, like Liverpool, but found that I much preferred the 'bubble' of being on a campus. It feels safe and gives you more of a university feel I think, than living in a city where everything is spread out.

    I am a finalist now, only have 1 term to go although most classes are now finished. The end of Uni seems to have come really fast and I will miss Warwick when I leave. I am jealous you are (perhaps) just beginning! The first year was absolutely amazing and I would love to go back and do that again. The atmosphere here is great.
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlet)
    Warwick's English department has a brilliant reputation and the University has a great reputation too. The English department is a large department and has many choices/options modules for you, especially if you study straight English (ie, not combined with another subject).
    I found some of the texts quite challenging initially (like the Iliad), but I suppose the whole point is to challenge you! The course is good quality, has good teaching... and some modules are quite 'stuffy' though not in a bad way (lack of a better word!), I saw someone else said serious, that is probably a good word. You can choose to cover a wide range of literature and I am meaning that you study Shakespeare, Milton and other old literature, so not simply easy, new texts. In the final year you have a lot of choice and can select the topics that interest you most- see the English website for all the available modules.
    You will have time to socialise, especially in the first year, however I would recommend doing as much fo the reading as possible (most of it!) over the summer as soon as you find out which texts you will have to read. (Especially the Iliad, Odyssey etc, as they are a tough read and quite long). Other texts are short and quite entertaining!

    Warwick Uni is a fantastic place to be and is one of the biggest campus Unis in the UK.... it has so much to offer you from entertainment to societies to food outlets, a huge library and gym facilities.
    I think most freshers/first years spend most of their time on the campus, but there is a variety of nightlife in Leamington and some in Coventry. Most people live in Coventry or Leamington in their second (and sometimes final) year. I looked around some city universities, like Liverpool, but found that I much preferred the 'bubble' of being on a campus. It feels safe and gives you more of a university feel I think, than living in a city where everything is spread out.

    I am a finalist now, only have 1 term to go although most classes are now finished. The end of Uni seems to have come really fast and I will miss Warwick when I leave. I am jealous you are (perhaps) just beginning! The first year was absolutely amazing and I would love to go back and do that again. The atmosphere here is great.
    Thanks, that's really helpful! The course certainly sounds amazing... I actually really like the sound of the serious/traditional aspect! :p: I initially was thinking that I wanted to move a bit further away from home (I live near B'ham at the mo) so I'll have to think about how much that matters to me. There probably isn't one seeing as we got a tour etc on the interview day but do you remember if you got invited to a post-offer open day? I got my offer on Thurs and I still haven't got my letter yet...
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    (Original post by Lucylocket220291)
    Oooh... this is a v. helpful thread! Trying to choose between Warwick and Leeds for English. Would you say that the workload is fairly managable for an English student? Do you get much of a chance to have a social-life? Also, if you don't mind me asking, where did your brother do his English degree?
    It's a tough workload but not unmanageable if you love the subject. I personally am quite a quite person so didn't do amazing amounts of socialising, but that was my personal choice rather than because there opportunity wasn't there.

    I won't say where my bro did his degree because I don't like to **** off other people's unis. It wasn't Leeds though!
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    (Original post by megaduck)
    It's a tough workload but not unmanageable if you love the subject. I personally am quite a quite person so didn't do amazing amounts of socialising, but that was my personal choice rather than because there opportunity wasn't there.

    I won't say where my bro did his degree because I don't like to **** off other people's unis. It wasn't Leeds though!
    Fair enough. As long as it wasn't Leeds it's alright! Haha. I definitely love the subject and I do like to be challenged. Thanks for your help. I'll have a think...
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    Hi all,

    I'm currently deciding whether to accept an offer for Q300, an offer which I was probably incredibly fortunate to receive. When I first applied, I was under the impression that Warwick's English course was comparable with those of Oxford and Cambridge, at least in terms of 'prestige'. Also that a graduate would be highly employable? Would I be immensely foolish to reject their offer?
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    There may be a post offer open day, I am not sure. I think the English department has had an open day recently.
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    (Original post by Alextay28)
    Hi all,

    I'm currently deciding whether to accept an offer for Q300, an offer which I was probably incredibly fortunate to receive. When I first applied, I was under the impression that Warwick's English course was comparable with those of Oxford and Cambridge, at least in terms of 'prestige'. Also that a graduate would be highly employable? Would I be immensely foolish to reject their offer?
    Hi there. I have degrees from Warwick and Oxford, and I would say they're comparable academically, although Oxbridge's place in this country is almost mythical so in the eyes of the general public anywhere that's not Oxbridge will struggle to attract the same kind of prestige.

    You wouldn't be foolish to reject their offer if you don't actually want to go. But if you love English it's a great course. If you have an offer from elsewhere that you'd rather attend, that's up to you, but bear in mind that in terms of future employability having Warwick on your CV is a good thing!
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlet)
    There may be a post offer open day, I am not sure. I think the English department has had an open day recently.
    No, my letter just came and there isn't going to be one. I think the interview day kind of doubled up as one as we had a tour, welcome talk, lecture etc. Oh well, I can always drive to the campus for another mooch around; it's only 30 mins away from where I live!
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    (Original post by megaduck)
    Hi there. I have degrees from Warwick and Oxford, and I would say they're comparable academically, although Oxbridge's place in this country is almost mythical so in the eyes of the general public anywhere that's not Oxbridge will struggle to attract the same kind of prestige.

    You wouldn't be foolish to reject their offer if you don't actually want to go. But if you love English it's a great course. If you have an offer from elsewhere that you'd rather attend, that's up to you, but bear in mind that in terms of future employability having Warwick on your CV is a good thing!
    Hi Megaduck (or Miss_Scarlet),
    I've been really looking closely at the Warwick course and have noticed that there seem to be quite a lot of exams compared to some English courses! I'd be really grateful for any info on how you found these. Do people tend to do well in exams? Did you find uni exams a big step up from those at A level? Also, do you have any info on what degree class the majority of people get each year? Do most people get a 2:1? Thanks again.
 
 
 
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