Ravaé Richardson - English graduate
‘Studying English at De Montfort University has truly been the highlight of my academic career. The course opened my eyes to such a wide range of texts and cultural theories that I had always wanted to examine.
The English modules are uniquely exciting in that they incorporate History (The History of English), Psychology (Writing the Self) and politics (The Working Class in Literature and Film). Each module pushes you to interrogate beneath the surface of the text and encourages you to constantly revise the way you think. I discovered I had a real passion for postcolonial writing in my third year and was inspired to write a postcolonial dissertation.
The staff in the English department are excellent at replying to emails straight away and for having flexible office hours. In my final year I had to apply for a number of extensions but my lecturers understood and were completely supportive; it was clear that they cared about the individual students.
Studying at DMU has been a huge boost to my confidence and I have successfully obtained a place on a Cambridge course to teach English as a foreign language.
My time at DMU was unforgettable thanks to my fantastic course and lecturers.’