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Shakespeare enthusiast finds English at Brunel perfect fit

Samuel Matton

I was very attracted to the specific content of the course, in particular the focus on Shakespeare and playwrights of the Renaissance

Samuel, Undergraduate

English BA

From UK

I chose to study English at Brunel University for two reasons: Brunel is my local university, and I was very attracted to the specific content of the course, in particular the focus on Shakespeare and playwrights of the Renaissance.

Every module I have taken has struck a perfect balance between thoroughly enjoyable, intellectually fascinating, and challenging. As for writing, I am coming to the end of my first term in my second year. In this term alone I have been able to write on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the poetry of William Wordsworth. I will also be writing a review of Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman’s Comedy-Fantasy novel Good Omens, which happens to be one of my favourite books. This course does require a generous amount of reading, which luckily, I love!

I am also employed by the university as a student ambassador, which allows me to talk to prospective students and their parents about student life and the course. I hope to go on to do a PGCE at Brunel after graduating, with an aspiration of someday becoming an English teacher.

In my spare time, I participate in a number of campus activities and societies, I tutor GCSE and A-level English/ History, and I have an amateur passion for voice acting and animation. If I could offer any advice to prospective students, it would be that time management is the most important thing in the world.