A Taste of English at University
Friday, 20 April 2012
Four former pupils took time out from their University studies to return to Bolton School to share with current pupils what it is really like to study English at degree level.
Robyn Lowe, Aysha Harwood, Jess Collins and Senay Ayirgan spoke to pupils from Year 10 upwards in a lunchtime presentation about the courses they are on, the universities they attend, their ambitions for the future and how choosing English will help them achieve these.
Robyn and Senay left Bolton School in 2010 and are both studying English, Robyn at Queens' College Cambridge and Senay at Liverpool. Aysha and Jess both left last year - Aysha went on to study Linguistics at King's College, London, while Jess studies Psychology at Sheffield, including a number of English modules on her course.
Whilst in School, the girls also ran sessions for A Level students to give them a further insight into what a university course in English may contain. Robyn delivered a lecture on the Gothic to A2 Literature students while Aysha led a workshop with Jess on dialect and Rap music for both AS and A2 English Language students.