This is the last post celebrating all things 2017 on the English Literature programme at YSJU. It only seems right to finish by celebrating the students who moved on last year: who submitted their dissertations, graduated and went on to work or further study (some on our very own MA in Contemporary Literature…).
First up, we hear from Chloe Ashbridge, who, after completing for her undergraduate degree in English Literature at YSJU and moving on to our MA in Contemporary Literature, prepared to take up a fully-funded PhD position at the University of Nottingham.
As they approach the end of their studies, many students can feel daunted by the next step. The key advice: gather information, recognise the opportunities that are open to you and make use of the Careers Service. In May, Niamh Meehan and Holy Pawlitta shared their experiences of attending the Yorkshire Graduate Fair in Leeds.
- Many English Literature graduates seek out careers in the bookselling trade, which often begin with part-time work engaged on during their undergraduate studies. In this post, Harriet Bartle gives us an inside view of the trade.
November saw YSJU graduating class of 2017 process through York Minster in a fabulous ceremony to that celebrated a major milestone in their lives. Read the stories of three English Literature graduates, Emily Garner, Rhiannon May Young and Bethan Jarvis.
- What better way is there to celebrate 2017 by wishing our graduating students our warmest wishes? Let’s finish with a picture from our Literature and Creative Writing celebration evening in July, where tutors tipped their glasses to YSJU’s graduating class of 2017: