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English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons): What our students say

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Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Name: Sally Jane Durrant 
Course: English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons)

"Kingston University gave me so many opportunities whilst I was studying for my undergraduate degree, both in academic studies, work experience and growing as a person. I was able to work as a Student Ambassador my degree course, giving me the opportunity to showcase the University to prospective students and make new friends. The tutors on the English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons) course are completely motivated to support their students in achieving their best potential and continually find ways to make the subject interesting and approachable for all.

When I first came to university I never expected to graduate with a first-class degree, but with the encouragement and continued guidance from the teaching staff it became possible. I have never been particularly academic, but the English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons) course gives you the opportunity to study areas you are particularly interested in and showcase your knowledge in ways that play to your strengths. All of the staff were quick to offer guidance and support whenever I asked for it, and I know that choosing this course at University was the best decision I could have made."

 

Name: Roxana Grigore
Course: English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons)

"The main reason for choosing to study English language was my passion for English since I was a little child. I have always wanted to develop my English language skills and this course seemed to be the most appropriate one for helping me to achieve this goal.

Another important reason was due to the fact that I wanted to engage with English at a completely different  level; even though in my native country I have been studying English for 11 years, our course would be based mostly on the English grammar. This way, I wanted to approach English differently and observe all the aspects of English within a much more specific context, such as every day communication.

The most helpful key moments of this course were based on combining both theoretical learning and practical learning. In my opinion, the structure of the classes was designed in an interesting and innovative way; the lectures would provide students with a theoretical background of new concepts and theories, while the seminars would represent a good chance of putting into practice the things that were taught during the lectures."

 

Name: Jesse Hughes
Course: English Language & Linguistics BA(Hons)

"I have a thriving passion for advertising and marketing in visual media (television, commercials etc.). The select modules that this course offers at Kingston University are very extensive and are / will be teaching me tools necessary to obtain a career in my chosen field.

Specific modules revolve around the social aspects of life with great emphasis on identity. Whilst the more scientific side allows you to obtain key terminology and criteria in areas such as semantics and pragmatics, and much more, which when all combined with the communication side of English language and linguistics give you an immensely coherent understanding of the way people use language and the intentions behind them. It's a given that these skills are useful, not just in the field that I am aiming for, but in all.

Within the first few weeks I decided to become a student rep; taking on the responsibility of being a point of liaison between other students and the faculty. Obtaining this role and attending the required meetings has allowed me to delve deeper into the Department of English and get to know more members of the faculty than I would have had I not reached for the opportunity. This really gives me a feel for the future modules / classes ahead of me and keeps me eager for my Kingston future. "

 

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