WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ENGLISH?

 

Introduction

Here you will discover what BA English graduates from Kent have gone on to do after completing their degree. The great flexibility of most UK degree subjects is reflected in the fact that 40% of vacancies advertised specifically to graduates do not specify degree subject, so English graduates can enter a wide range of careers.

English graduates develop a wide range of skills that are valuable to graduate employers including: how to argue a point, how to think independently, to summarise and precis, to write and speak well, to write reports, to present information effectively and to work as part of a tshakespeare.gif (5308 bytes)eam. Make sure you get most of these into your CV

Although your main interest may be in how to make the best use of your degree subject, there are many issues which are common to all undergraduates and postgraduates planning their careers. Some of these are covered in our Choosing a Career pages which will also help you to assess your strengths, weaknesses, interests, abilities and skills in order to relate career options to what you want from your career.

This page should be used in conjunction with our HUMANITIES CAREERS PAGE www.kent.ac.uk/careers/humanities.htm which will give more information on the careers and postgraduate study options detailed below.

What skills have I gained on my course?

A degree in English provides graduates with a wide range of transferable skills, which are important in many career fields. Understanding and analysis of writing is of key importance to graduates of English and can be applied in many other fields of work. Other skill areas developed in studying English include:

 

To the many employers who recruit graduates in any discipline, these skills will be more important than the actual subject of your degree.

Occupations associated with English

 

Careers with a degree in English Media Teaching FE Teaching Universities TEFL Forensics Librarianship Bookselling Web content editing Journalism Media Publishing copywriting Events Administration law Police advertising PR Digital marketing Retail Management Sales HR Banking accountancy insurance postgraduate study

School teacher

You will need a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) to teach in State schools. English is a popular PGCE courses so early application (in October or November for entry the following September) is advised. See the Teaching Links section of this site for more information.

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
Emily Dickinson

Journalism and writing

Many English graduates are attracted to Journalism and Writing. It's important to gain relevant experience on the student newspaper or other publications and to build a portfolio. See our journalism and writing page www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/journalism.htm

Publishing

This covers books, magazines and electronic publishing, generalist or specialist (including academic publishers). Graduates may work in editorial roles or in business roles such as production and marketing. www.prospects.ac.uk/links/PubPrint

TV, Radio, Film, Drama and Music

Getting into finance from an English degree

My journey began at A Level where I decided against Economics despite my interest. I went on to study English and American Literature at Kent because it was something I enjoyed and I had no plan in terms of career after my degree. Journalism and teaching didn’t appeal to me so I went to the Careers Service at the end of my Second year to get some advice. When Accountancy was suggested I was surprised as I had always thought Accountancy was limited to Finance and Business degrees. Instead I discovered that Accountancy firms are often keen to hear from humanities students as they like the variety of insight and creativity they bring. With this in mind I spent my Summer looking at vacancies and then at the start of my Third Year I began applying.

Getting in to Accountancy isn’t straightforward. For the Big Four and Medium sized firms the process is typically:
  1. Online Application
  2. Online Tests
  3. Phone Interview
  4. Assessment centre
  5. Final Interview

The most common stage for failure is the second stage; the online tests are usually a timed numerical test and then either a non verbal reasoning test or an in-tray exercise. I practised the tests before I took them and I was informed swiftly that I would have a telephone interview. This tends to be competency based; the STAR technique is best for tackling the questions asked and preparation is important. Look at the company website and check what competencies they are looking for. They don’t always have to be work related as long as you clearly explain the situation, the task, your action and the result in a concise manner. After the phone interview I found out I had been successful and I was invited to an Assessment Centre at the London offices for PWC.

Assessment Centres are actually quite fun. The people I met were all very nice and although I was the only BA student there were people who were doing science degrees instead of business/finance subjects. The assessment centre involved a written exercise, another set of numerical and non verbal tests and a group exercise. My advice for this would be to stay calm, be friendly and keep yourself aware of what they want you to do. After the Assessment Centre I was invited to a Partner interview, the final stage of the process. I prepared for this by researching the company, looking at practice videos on the CES website and keeping track of financial news via BBC news and the Financial Times. The interview itself was straightforward with a brief chat about why I was looking to do Accountancy and then some more competency questions. I heard back the next day with the wonderful news that I had been successful. 

Accountancy is accessible to humanities students as long as you do your research and understand what the job involves. It isn’t the easiest of jobs at the start as you typically do a 3 year qualification such as the ACA or CTA but after this you are fully qualified as a Chartered Accountant. After that the world is your oyster!

is the most popular career area for Arts graduates. To be successful you need to gain and be able to show evidence of relevant practical skills (writing for INQUIRE, Kent Radio, Film Making Society, word-processing skills etc.). Take action well before your final year.  Many jobs in the media are not advertised - organisations get enough CVs from people applying speculatively to be able to fill their vacancies from these. You need to be prepared to chase employers - you must take the initiative by visiting them. See our Media Careers Page for lots of help on how to get into these careers.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language is a popular option and still relatively easy to get, although you would be wise to get the CELTA Certificate in TEFL as this will make the better jobs available - it can be done in one month. The JET scheme each year takes about 200 British graduates to Japan to teach English for one or more years and pays well - it is usually advertised in October each year with a closing date is usually about late November.

University lecturer

This does not require a teaching qualification, but you will need a higher degree, ideally a PhD plus teaching experience (which you may be able to gain while a postgraduate student). Competition is strong for junior academic posts www.prospects.ac.uk/links/HELecture

Library and Information work

This may be carried out in public, academic or specialist libraries and involves managing the library's collections and helping users to get the most out of them. www.prospects.ac.uk/links/InfoLibInfoMan

Other occupations where an English degree would be useful.

Many careers are open to graduates in any subject and may offer the potential to use the analytical, information and communication skills that you have gained through studying English. Your interpersonal skills, however, are likely to be even more important.

Below are just a few of the occupations where the skills of English graduates may be particularly relevant:

Marketing, Advertising and PR. The typical job here is working as a Marketing Brand Manager - being responsible for the sales and marketing of a brand, be it breakfast cereal or sports cars. It's a very creative role, but also (unusual for many creative jobs) well-paid!. Advertising account manager - these plan and run advertising campaigns on behalf of client companies. Very competitive to enter - you need to do your research!

Law

Solicitors advise clients on legal issues, using statutes and case law to determine their relevance to their client's problem. Barristers also investigate and advise on legal issues, often the more complex ones, and present the client's case in court if necessary. www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm

HR or Personnel Management is another option which requires strong communication and advice giving skills.

Civil Service

Graduates joining the Civil Service Fast-Stream are involved in a wide variety of tasks, such as researching and analysing policy options, drafting material that will be used as the basis for new legislation, supporting Ministers in parliamentary work and the management of their departments and liaising with outside organisations. www.prospects.ac.uk/links/CivServAdmin

Literary Insults

  • He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary. William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway) Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
  • Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it. - Moses Hadas
  • He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others. - Samuel Johnson
  • Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it? - Mark Twain
  • A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity. - Mark Twain
  • I didn't attend the funeral but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. - Mark Twain
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
  • He has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends. - Oscar Wilde

  • Classics: books people praise, but don't read.
  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.

Robert Benchley

Retail management requires leadership and communication skills. You need to be practical, mobile and prepared to work irregular hours. This is not a desk bound job and requires doers as much as thinkers. However promotion can be fast and you can rapidly reach a position of responsibility.

Finance

has become another popular option. Many Humanities graduates enter business careers in accountancy, banking, insurance and other areas. There is no prejudice against Arts graduates provided they are numerate (grade B at GCSE maths would be about the minimum acceptable) and indeed often they are sought after because of their good communication skills.

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate study may enable you to explore aspects of English in greater depth or to study a new subject. As noted above, a postgraduate qualification, either academic or vocational, is required to enter many fields of work related to English, such as research or teaching.

You should consider why you want to do postgraduate work, whether it will affect your career prospects and whether you are likely to get funding. There is no equivalent of UCAS for postgraduate study, so investigate courses early, starting with the Postgraduate Study section of this website and the Prospects website.

If you are already a student on a taught Masters degree, you may wish to continue your studies by research, in the UK (at Kent or elsewhere) or overseas. Again, early planning is important. You should seek advice from your supervisor as to the possible options.

Destinations of University of Kent English Graduates

These statistics only cover the first six months after graduation. A significant number of graduates are, at this stage, engaged in work which they would regard as temporary – using a short-term job to gain work experience that could act as a stepping-stone to a better position, or earning money to finance postgraduate study or time out travelling, for example.  The latest destinations for all subjects including joint honours English and postgraduates can be found at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm

Destinations of Recent Kent English graduates

YEAR

11 12 13
FURTHER STUDY AND TRAINING INCLUDING TEACHER TRAINING
  • MA English: Kent (40), Reading, Oxford Brookes, Royal Holloway, Edinburgh, Poitiers, Marburg, MAdrid Autonoma, Jena, FRee Univ. Berlin, Creative Writing: Kent (7), Brunel, Newcastle, Eigteenth Century Studies - Kent (2), Cosmology & Divination - Kent (3), European CLS: Kent, French Literature - Nice, Film Studies: Kent (4), Southampton, Modern Poetry: Kent, Divinity & Culture: Kent (3), Dickens & Victorian Culture: Kent (4), Post-Colonial Studies: Kent (9), Mediaeval & Early Modern Studies: Kent 5), Critical Thinking - Kent, History: Kent (2), Woman's Studies: Kent, Voice Studies: Central School of Speech and Drama, Shakespeare: Royal Holloway, Kings, American Literature: Kings, Cordoba, Venice, Nurenburg, Jena (2). Applied Linguistics - Nottingham, Writing in the Modern Age - Queen Mary, International Language Teaching: Sussex, International Conflict Analysis: Kent, War & Peace St.: Sussex, MSc TV and Video Production: Bournemouth Univ.
    MSc International Management
    - Royal Holloway, MSc Property Dev't: Portsmouth, MSc International Real Estate - Oxford Brookes MSc Sustainable Development - Surrey, MBA: Canterbury Business School, MSc Computer Science: Kent 2
    LLM International Law - Kent
  • Teacher training
    Postgraduate Certificate of Education
    Primary Christ Church (4), London Institute, Chichester, Hertfordshire, Greenwich, Roehampton (KS2 Art), Reading, St. Mary's,
    Secondary English -
    Christ Church (20), Manchester Metropolitan, Reading, Oxford Brookes (2), Birmingham, N. London, Homerton (3), UEA, Brunel, Bath, Brighton, King's (2), London Institute (4), Chichester, Greenwich, Leeds, Exeter, Oxford, Hertfordshire Univ.
    School-based Teacher Training
    Bromley Schools, Kent and Medway Training (5)
    PGCE Further Education/Post Compulsory
    - Christ Church (2), Oxford Brookes
  • OTHER COURSES
    Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    : Christ Church - CELTA Course (2)
    Journalism:
    MA Multimedia Journalism - Kent (2), MA Journalism - Sheffield, MA Fashion Journalism, NCTJ Newspaper Journalism: Highbury, Harlow College (3), Lambeth College, Postgraduate Diploma: London School of Journalism, London Col. of Printing, City Univ, Wolverhampton College, , Cardiff Univ., Goldsmiths, London School of Journalism, Nosweat Journalism Training Centre (NCTJ), Up to Speed (NCTJ) MA Broadcast Journalism - City, Postgraduate Dip. Magazine Journalism: City
    Publishing:
    Postgrad Cert. - London College of Communications, West Herts College, MA Publishing - UCL
    Public Relations:
    Diploma (West Herts College), 
    Law Graduate Diploma College of Law, UEA, Sussex University (2), BPP Law School (2), Anglia Ruskin, Nottingham Trent.
    Acting - St. Martins, University of the Arts
    Medicine
    : Exeter University
    BTEC Foundation Art & Design
    - KIAD, Leicester University
    Medicines for Children - University of London
31 23 15
EMPLOYMENT including:
  • Journalist: Trinity Mirror Southern (2) , Kent Messenger Group, Surrey and Sussex Advertiser, Ghandi Press, Euromoney, Freelance Travel Journalist: Greenwood Guides, Staff Writer: Aceville Publications,
  • Writer website writer, Copywriter: Reader's Digest, Legalease Ltd, Author's Researcher
  • Publishing Editorial assistant/Assistant Editor Quintessentially Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Olympic Village, Miles Kelly, Click and Play.com Browns Reference Group, PSP Communications, Faversham House Group, Athena Press, Reed Business Information, Caspian, City RSVP, Kent Messenger Group, Hayward Medical, Harlequin Mills and Boon, and Keesings World-wide, Bloodaxe Books, Hodder & Stoughton, Marketing Assistant - O'Ryan Books, Production Ass't: Penguin, Production Controller - Harper Collins, Chatto, Administrator: Macmillan, Net Business Publishing, Tribal Network Publishing, Proof Reader : Charterhouse, Sales Executive: Haymarket, Planning and Communications Executive: Marketforce, IPC Media, STMS Support Assistant - Wiley-Blackwell, Interiors Assistant - Associated Newspapers, Sales Executive - News International
  • TV, Radio Researcher: FT2, Granada TV, Intelligent Media, Station Assistant: Bridge FM, Recruitment Advisor: BBC, TV Media Planner/Buyer: OMD, Duty Officer: Channel 5, Freelance: Granada TV, Audio transcriber: Legal Network TV, Rights Ass't Copyright BBC, Media Prod'n Ass't - Digital Cinema
  • Media/Advertising Sales: Regional Sales Executive - Hamerville Magazines, Evening Standard, Paragraph Publishing, Adscene, Adverising Account Executive - The Independent
  • Market Researcher - Facts International
  • Trainee Librarian: Essex University, Cambridge University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Imperial Cancer Research, Treasury Solicitors  Library Assistant Chartered Insurance Institute, Cameron McKenna (law firm), Kent County Council and Getty Images. Archives Ass't: Windsor Castle Normally after 1 year they would go on to take a 1 year librarianship or archives course.
  • Bookseller - Bookcase (2), Waterstones (7), Methuens, Ottakers, Borders UK, Daunt Books (often a first step towards publishing)
  • Stagiaire (Internship) - Luxembourg Ministry of Education
  • Arts Administration English National Opera, Box Office Ass't: Ambassador's Theatre Group.
  • Stage Manager - Yard Theatre
  • Advertising Media Buyer: OM,Graduate Comms. Planner - rOMD UK
  • PR Graduate PR Trainee - Maxim PR, Mischief PR, PR Manager - Piquet Communications, Coral Cay Conservation, PR Assistant: Focus PR, K&C Hospital, Hills Balfour, Middleton Communications, Neil Reading PR, PR Executive - The Hub PR, Music Promotion Intern, Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle PR, Alex Barlow PR
  • Copywriter - The Fresh Design, Holiday Lets
  • Events Management Ass't Exhibition Organiser - Venture Marketing, Events Assistant - No. 5 Cavendish Square, Exibitions Ass't - Mack Brooks Exhibitors
  • Trainee Accountant - KPMG, Deloitte and Touche, District Audit, Stephen Hill Accountancy takes many numerate English graduates.
  • Banking Market Analyst: Citibank, Management Trainee: Lloyds TSB, Abbey National, Mellon Bank
  • Junior Broker - Best Invest Brokers
  • Pensions Administrator - Jardine Lloyd Thompson
  • Trainee Underwriter - Sabre, Underwriting Ass't - Allied World
  • GDL: College of Law, BPP Law School. The first stage to becoming a lawyer.
  • Computing Trainee: IBM, Consultant: Reuters
  • Marketing and Sales Hichrom Pharmaceuticals, Sales Consultant: Tech Exchange, Sales Administrator: Panasonic, Marketing Assistant: Maritime, Sales Executive: Landscape Design Trust, Marketing Database Supervisor: Wentworth Bose, Marketing Exec.: Slipstream, Market Research: Drasquare, Discovery Research, Clayton Monroe, Marketing & Admin. - Ebbsfleet Football Club
    many marketing jobs are open to English grads.
  • Retail Management Graduate Trainee Buyer - Fenwick, Threshers, Ouban Outfitters, Iceland - Category Buying Assistant, Management Trainee - WHS, Boots, Arcadia, Majestic Wine Warehouses, Ass't Merchandiser - Karen Millen, Fashion Merchandiser - Ted Baker, Buyer's Clerk - River Island
  • Estate Agent - Proffitt & Holt
  • Teaching English Abroad JET Scheme Japan (8), British Council (2), Teach China, VSO (China), Greece, Poland, India, ILA Vietnam. ESL Teacher - Cleverlearn Language Centre
  • Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant 20 in various schools: ideal preparation for a teaching course.
  • Teacher (GTP): Bromley Collegiate, Shoreham Academy, Herne Bay High, Simon Langton Girls School, St. Edmunds School, Astor Secondary School, Gaynes Secondary School, S. Kent College, English Language Centre, Learning Facilitator - Mid-Kent College, English Teacher - Inlingua, Trainee Teacher - Ecole Privee Fieldgen, Stagiare (English Teacher) - Luxembourg
  • Trainee HR Manager Kent & Medway NHS, Balfour Beattie, NHS (2: both + PG Diploma HR - Middlesex Univ.), Personnel Ass't - E. Sussex County Council., HR Assistant - Boston Consulting
  • Recruitment Consultant: Hays (3), Red Recruit, Storm , Search Recruitment, Office Angels, C.M.C. Consultancy, G4S, Michael Rothstein Ltd
  • Parliamentary Researcher - House of Commons, Visitor Ass't - House of Commons
  • Manager - William Hill
  • Pre-registration pharmacist - Safedale pharmacy
  • Trainee Dispenser - Boots
  • Optical Assistant - Bromley Eye Centre
  • Charity Work fundraiser - Caldecott Foundation
  • Probation Officer: Kent Probation Service
  • Disability Support Worker - Power
  • Carer/Diploma in Social Care - KCC/West Kent College
  • Nursery Nurse - Oaks Day Nursery
  • Housing Officer Power House Trust
  • Trainee Gardener - English Heritage
  • Firefighter
  • Police Constable - Essex Police
  • Travel Agent - Going Places
  • Car Salesman - Barretts
  • Administrator - Abbey National, Wolanski, Wealden Council, Bexley Council, Civil Service - Dept of Culture, KCC, Insurance Co., Essex Water, Met. Police, Reeds, Churchill Knights, SLR Spectrum, Essex County Council, Int'l Register of Shipping
  • PA - Lancaster Earth Moving, IFS School of Finance
  • Receptionist - medical centre, catering company
  • A number of graduates were working as sales assistants, waitresses, in bar work and in clerical work as a stepping stone to the media and other jobs.
53 62 59
SELF EMPLOYED writer, freelance journalist/photographer, community publisher, freelance reviewer: Diamond Publishing, senior reporter: Kent Messenger Group, media make-up artist, tutor, driving instructor - - -
NOT AVAILABLE to work e.g. taking time out to travel, voluntary work 2 2 4

STILL LOOKING for work or study 6 months after graduation

4 8 1
UNKNOWN 4 25 24
TOTAL 94 120 103

 

Destinations of Creative Writing and English and Creative Writing Graduates

These statistics only cover the first six months after graduation. A significant number of graduates are, at this stage, engaged in work which they would regard as temporary – using a short-term job to gain work experience that could act as a stepping-stone to a better position, or earning money to finance postgraduate study or time out travelling, for example.  The latest destinations for all subjects including joint honours English and postgraduates can be found at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm

YEAR

11 12 13
FURTHER STUDY AND TRAINING INCLUDING TEACHER TRAINING
  • MA Creative Writing - Kent (15), Creative Writing - Kent - Paris Campus, Kingston University, English and American Literature - Kent (9), International Relations - UCL, MSc Medical Humanities - King's College
  • Teacher training PGCE English - Christ Church, Exeter, Cambridge,PGCE Primary - London Institute, PGCE English & Drama - Christ Church
  • Journalism: MA Multimedia Journalism - Kent, NCTJ Diploma in Journalism - Harlow College (2), MA Magazine Journalism - Cardiff Univ.
  • BA English - Salford Univ.
10 9 18
EMPLOYMENT including:
  • Journalist: Editor - Citywide News, Journalist - I-S Magazine, Emap Publishing, Online Content Creator - The Friday Ad, Content Assistant - Holiday Extras
  • Publishing Proofreader - Howe Publishers, Creative Intern - Random House
  • TV, Radio Trainee Studio manager - BBC
  • Bookseller - Waterstones (3) (often a first step towards publishing)
  • Sub-Editor - Super Super
  • Copywriter - Core Assets, SEO Copywriter - Holiday Extras
  • PR Assistant
  • Events Assistant - Skyline Events
  • Editorial and Research Intern - Canvas8
  • Banking Finance Adviser - Santander
  • Teaching English Abroad JET Scheme Japan, TEFL - TEFL England
  • Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant Kent County Council, 6th Form College, Springfield School: ideal preparation for a teaching course.
  • Teacher (GTP): English Teacher - Dover Grammar School
  • Lecturer- University of Kent
  • HR HR Assistant - Call Brittannia, Whipps Cross Hospital
  • Trainee Accountant - Deloittes
  • Insurance Trainee - India Insurance
  • Lettings Negotiator - Fox & Sons
  • Income & Legal Service Mngr - West Kent Housing Association
  • Recruitment Consultant: Recruitment Assistant - Power Byrne, Resourcer - Ambition, Researcher banking operations - Ambition
  • Marketing Agent M & G, Marketing Analyst - Bistech, Digital Marketing Executive - The Network Group, Marketing Ass't - Fat Face, OCS
  • Charity Work fundraiser - Listen
  • Customer Services Officer - Kent Adult Education Service
  • Admissions and Outreach Officer - University of Kent
  • Process Engineer - Aylesford Newsprint
  • Web Project Mngr - Yell
  • Web Page Designer - Pierson
  • Junior Draughtsman - Springett & Associates
  • Nurse- Spire Hospital
  • Staff Development Manager - University of Kent
  • Information Pharmacist - Mediguard
  • Library Ass't - National Film & Television Sch.
  • Administrator - MKDons
  • Admin assistant - Beechwood Surgery
  • Data program administrator - Kent Air Ambulance
  • Secretarial Ass't - Univ. of Kent
  • Ski Lodge Host - Skiworld
  • Graduate Intern Pilates & Health - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
  • A number of graduates were working as sales assistants, waitresses, in bar work and in clerical work as a stepping stone to the media and other jobs.
29 31 19
SELF EMPLOYED Director - ideas.org, Writer, Music Journalist - Press Party, Personal tutor, Freelance marketing consultant, English teacher, Author, Freelance Writer - Quad London Ltd. 2 1 -
NOT AVAILABLE to work e.g. taking time out to travel, voluntary work 3 2 2

STILL LOOKING for work or study 6 months after graduation

3 3 2
UNKNOWN 9 12 8
TOTAL 56 58 49

Some postgraduate destinations

MA Creative Writing

  • PhD Poetry Text - University of Kent
  • Communications Intern - School
  • Creative Writer - Self employed
  • Teaching Assistant - High School
  • The Contemporary Novel - Kent Univ.
  • Univ. of Kent  Library Ass't
  • Run Wild Media  Editorial Ass't
  • UCL - Evening Courses Admin Ass't
  • Christ Church Univ. - PGCE 7-14 English
  • Univ. of Kent - Library Ass't
  • Grammar School - Teaching Ass't
  • Concord International - EFL Tutor
  • Univ. of Kent - Lecturer

MA Dickens & Victorian Culture

  • School - English Teacher
  • College of Law - General Diploma in Law
  • Univ. of Kent - M.Phil. English
  • Institute of Education - PGCE English

MA English & American Literature

  • Teacher of English Literature - Self employed
  • PGCE/M.Ed English & Drama with – Cambridge
  • PGCE - Christ Church University
  • English Literature Tutor - Open Book Project
  • PhD in English - University of Kent (2)
  • Sky - Ass't Producer
  • Time Products UK Ltd. - Field Sales Manager
  • BBC Etzella Ettelbruck - Basketball Player
  • Canterbury Christ Church - PGCE English
  • Canterbury Christ Church - PGCE Primary
  • Univ. College London - Admissions Ass't
  • Westcliff High School – Teacher
  • Zenjiang Univ., China - TEFL Teacher

PhD English

  • Assistant Lecturer - University of Kent
  • Lecturer in English – Mid-Kent College
  • Chief Program Officer - Champions for Kids

 

After English www.afterenglish.ac.uk This website is for students of English who may be unsure of their future career direction. Unlike students studying a vocational subject, the choices you are faced with can seem unclear and bewilderingly varied. After English will give you some ideas to help you start thinking about future possibilities and reflect on your own hopes and dreams. Obviously we can't do all the hard thinking for you so there are a lot of exercises to try and links to follow up.

Once you have read this, visit the Careers Centre (in Keynes Driveway). You can browse in there as you would a library and ask at the helpdesk if you need help.

Bruce Woodcock - Careers Adviser for English

Last fully updated 2012