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English Department of Humanities

Applicant Days 2014 Wednesday 9 April


Your Applicant Day Congratulations on your successful application to Leeds Trinity University! The next step of your journey is to decide whether or not to accept your place. If you’ve seen our prospectus or visited our campus before, then you’ll already be aware of our fantastic facilities, teaching excellence and our strong record for producing highly employable graduates. Our Applicant Days will allow you to experience all of this and more firsthand. You will discover what it’s like to study in a university environment and, more importantly, the incredible benefits, both academically and socially, of studying for your degree at Leeds Trinity University.

Absolutely loved Leeds Trinity, officially my first choice! #LTappday

5 Reasons to come to an Applicant Day • • • • •

Get the details you need to make an informed decision regarding your offer Take part in course-specific academic sessions run by our lecturers Talk to current students to find out what it’s like studying at Leeds Trinity University Take a tour of the campus, including accommodation and sports facilities Find out why the majority of people who visit us, study with us.

This Applicant Day is for the following courses: English

English and Journalism

English and Film Studies

English and Writing

English and History


Samantha - English and Writing

I love writing, so the chance to study a combination of English and Writing for my degree has been amazing. Throughout my degree I’ve worked with published writers and explored a range of creative and non-fiction writing, which has really helped to develop my writing skills and show me the possibilities available for a career in writing.


Department of Humanities Study English at Leeds Trinity, and you can be immersed in the rich history and traditions of English literature, gain a thorough understanding of the contemporary literary scene, produce your own pieces of creative writing, and take part in valuable professional work experience. Our flexible course programme explores literature and language from the Middle Ages through to the present day. Our committed, energetic lecturers have years of academic, research and creative experience, our areas of expertise ranging from Chaucer to Rushdie, Arthurian legend to Postmodern Fiction, and we’ll do all we can to help you make the most of your time at Leeds Trinity. We are a small team with eight regular teaching staff. Over the three years of your course you will work with us all and we will get to know you well.

Meet the team Martyn Bedford Associate Senior Lecturer Martyn has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and has thirteen years’ experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level at UK universities. He is the author of five novels for adults, including Acts of Revision, The Houdini Girl and The Island of Lost Souls, as well as numerous short stories. His debut novel for teenagers, Flip, won four regional awards and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards. Between them, his novels have been translated into thirteen languages.

Dr. Richard Storer Associate Principal Lecturer Richard has an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Sheffield. He has been a Lecturer in English at Leeds Trinity since 1995 and teaches a wide range of different modules, including Classicism and Romanticism, Linguistic Topics, Research and Essay-Writing, and Oscar Wilde. His most recent book was F. R. Leavis (2009) in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series. He is

currently leading the ‘Reading Out Poetry’ project at Leeds Trinity, finding ways to make more effective use of shared reading in the study of poetry.

Professor Paul Hardwick Associate Principal Lecturer Paul is Programme Leader for the English and Writing BA, as well as a passionate supporter and promoter of the writing culture at Leeds Trinity and beyond. He has a PhD in English medieval vernacular anticlericalism from the University of York, and has published widely on medieval literature and art. His most recent book was English Medieval Misericords (2011). In addition to academic publication, Prof Hardwick has written extensively in other media, having published four well-received collections of poetry (as Oz Hardwick). He has read and performed at numerous festivals and other venues around the UK, and in Europe and the USA.


Your Applicant Day Programme Day Timetable Registration

10.00am - 11.00am Once you have booked your place, you will receive a confirmation Main Reception

letter which also contains your registration slip. Simply hand over this slip at the registration desk when you arrive. English Welcome and Presentation

11.00am - 11.45am Find out more about Leeds Trinity University, the English courses, and AS3/4

11.45am -12.30pm AS3/4

12.45pm -1.30pm

where your degree can take you. Academic Session 1 Led by one of our English academics, this session is perfect for anyone with a love of English language and literature. It will combine elements of literary analysis with a chance to produce a written response of your own.

Academic Session 2 A creative writing workshop in which one of our English team will share their passion for the written word. In this session you will look at the art and craft of storytelling and have the chance to produce your own creative piece.

Repeat of Academic Session 1

Repeat of Academic Session 2

AS3/4

Additional Activities Additional Activities 10.30am Auditorium

10.00am - 2.00pm Main Reception

1.00pm - 4.00pm Main Reception

Student Life Talk Find out what it is really like to study at Leeds Trinity University from our Student Ambassadors – perfect for any prospective student! The talk lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes a welcome from our Executive.

INFO Hub The INFO hub will be open throughout the day where you will get the chance to find out about Finance, Accommodation, Student Support and the Students’ Union. If you wish to speak to a representative from any of these areas, they will be available from10.00am until 2.00pm. Campus Tours Take a tour with one of our Student Ambassadors to get a feel for our campus, including our halls of residence, the Andrew Kean Learning Centre, the Media Centre and our sports facilities. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour, and will depart from the Main Reception on a regular basis.


Event Information

Parking Free parking is available on campus for the Applicant Day. Upon arrival, please look out for our Student Ambassadors who will guide you to an available space. For more information about getting to Leeds Trinity University, please see the back page of this guide. Food and Drink The Dining Room and Lounge provide a wide range of hot meals, drinks and snacks, freshly prepared on campus using local produce where possible. They are your main hubs for refuelling on campus, and will be open from 9am until 4pm on the Applicant Day.

Guests You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family to the Applicant Day. If you do, please note that some of the academic workshops are for prospective students only. For any workshops where this is the case, it is indicated on the programme for the day, along with a suggested activity for guests accompanying applicants. Special Requirements If you have special requirements you’d like to talk over, please contact Jane Perekrest (Dyslexia and Disability Coordinator) on 0113 283 7138 or e-mail j.perekrest@leedstrinity.ac.uk. Please call us before you arrive so we can make sure you’re catered for on the day.

If you have any questions regarding the Applicant day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0113 283 7150, email enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or visit www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/appdays


Key Dates for your diary 7 May 2014

You will need to reply to all offers made by Leeds Trinity University by 7 May 2014.

31 May 2014 You will need to apply for Student Finance by 31 May 2014 in order to receive your finance before you start university in September.

14 August 2014

If you are studying this year you will receive your exam results on 14 August. Good luck!

22 September 2014 Time to celebrate becoming a student at Leeds Trinity University - ‘Freshers’ Week’ begins!

What happens next? Making your decision When you have received offers from all universities, UCAS will send you an email to say there’s been an update. You will then need to go through UCAS Track to make your replies. You’ll have a deadline shown in Track of when to do this by – how much time you have depends on the time of year, varying from a week to five weeks.

Replying to an offer Firm acceptance -This is your first choice. If it’s an unconditional offer, the place is yours! If it’s conditional, the place is yours if you meet the entry requirements. So just in case you don’t, you can pick a second offer as a backup – your insurance acceptance. Insurance acceptance -The backup choice to a conditional firm acceptance. If you’re choosing an insurance choice, go for a course with lower entry requirements,

but make sure it’s somewhere you’d still like to study. Remember, you will only attend your insurance choice course if you don’t meet the requirements of your firm choice, but you do meet the conditions of your insurance. You can’t choose between your firm and insurance course when you get your results, so make sure you’re happy with your firm and insurance choice by doing as much research into the course and institution as you can. Decline You will then need to decline all other offers. Or if you decide you don’t want to accept any of the offers, you can decline them all and you may be eligible to use the UCAS Extra service. In Extra, you can apply for any course with vacancies and hopefully secure an offer before the summer.


How to find us Leeds Trinity University has great transport links – it’s easily accessible by road, there’s a railway station ten minutes’ walk from campus and plenty of buses from and to Leeds stop directly outside the main entrance.

GPS

If you are using a Sat Nav, our campus postcode is LS18 5HD.

Parking

There is free car parking available on our campus during the Applicant Day. When you arrive, please look out for our Student Ambassadors who will guide you to an available space.

By train

Leeds Trinity University is situated approximately one mile from Horsforth Train Station on the Leeds-York line, with trains arriving every 30 minutes. Telephone 08457 484950 for further information or visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Free Leeds Trinity Shuttle Bus

The Leeds Trinity University free shuttle bus will be operating between Horsforth Train Station and our campus every 30 minutes throughout the Applicant Day, from Horsforth Train Station.

By bus

There are frequent bus services between Leeds city centre and Horsforth. West Yorkshire bus routes 97 and 731 travel from Leeds Central Bus Station and both stop outside Leeds Trinity University. For further information on local bus services, please contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or visit: www.wymetro.com

We look forward to seeing you soon Give us a call 0113 283 7150

Drop us an email

enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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