Elanor Best

Elanor Best - BA (Hons) English student

"I chose to study at Plymouth because I loved the University – it is so friendly and inviting."

"In addition, the English course has a level of flexibility that I couldn't find anywhere else; from the second year you can start choosing which modules you study and adapt your degree so you really get everything you want out of it.

Aside from the module choice, the tutor–student relationship is one of the best things about this course. There is an ‘open door’ policy that the academic staff are great with – there is always someone to talk to! There is also a wealth of extra-curricular events that the English department provides. All year round there are film screenings, shows at art galleries, trips to Bath or London, as well as opportunities to get involved in writing with the student-run publications ‘Ink’ and ‘The Knowledge’.

The greatest things I will take away with me are confidence and independence. With the encouragement of my tutors, I made an independent choice to secure myself an international placement this summer and I worked hard to get it. As a result of my placement, the English department has invited me to speak at open day events and at a careers week and even do a talk at the International Book Festival. This will be invaluable experience as a graduate, and University of Plymouth is responsible for that." 

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