English is one of the larger units in the university. There are 12 full-time members of the academic staff, two administrators, and over 500 students. We teach a wide variety of English literature ranging from 1500 to the present day as well as courses on film and on popular culture. All the tutors in English are research-active and this is reflected in our teaching especially at final year and postgraduate level.
The Keele Hall Lecture series brings visiting speakers to English throughout the academic year. The Student Staff Voice Committee meets regularly through the academic year and serves as a forum for inter-department liaison.
Student course assessment takes place towards the end of each teaching semester and constitutes a central aspect of course design.
The School of Humanities office and the tutors’ rooms are all in the Chancellor's Building. Some tutorials are held in tutors’ rooms, but most tutorials and lectures are held at various venues on campus.
The School of Humanities office is Room CBA1.017 on the first floor of the Chancellor's Building. The English administrators are happy to answer any queries. You can contact Tracey Lea on 33272 or Amanda Porritt on 33019.
Your main contact with the School will be through your current tutor. All tutors are available for individual consultation at hours posted on their doors and on the noticeboards (just turn up) or by appointment. You can make an appointment by phoning your tutor or by arrangement with the office. If you phone your tutor, please ring on the hour and avoid interrupting a tutorial. You can hand in a note or send it by the internal mail, addressing it simply to the tutor and School.
School contact details can be found here.
Do not hesitate to go and see the appropriate member of staff. If the complaint is not something you think your current tutor should deal with, approach the year tutor during consultation hours or make an appointment with the Director of Programmes. The chair of the Student Staff Voice Committee will also take up complaints about courses, and the Dean of Students can be approached about any problem you do not want to discuss with the department directly.