Module Cancellations: the lack of choice in English
The University has recently cancelled 5 level 4 modules in English, including: Old English, American Modernist Poetry, Contemporary Drama and Performance, History of the Book & Shakespearean Stars: the Corpus on Screen, reducing our ability to specialise.
Now, Semester 2 only has 3 options (excluding a dissertation), 2 of which are twin-track film modules, leaving those who want to study English with only one level 4 module to choose from, with no theatre modules running this year, reducing choices not only for the current third years, but also the second and first years when they choose their modules in the future.
As a result, students have been forced to opt for modules they have little interest in, risking overcrowding in tutorial groups with a mixture of students: those who are passionate about their specialism, and those who are indifferent to the course.
To support the reinstatement of recently cancelled modules, and open up student's choice to specialise the topics they want to pursue, please sign our petition and help the English, Film and Creative Writing community to lobby the university.