The University of Bristol’s Department of English is now recruiting students on their BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Community Engagement for 2012/13. This is a part-time undergraduate course, taught one evening a week, and allows students the chance to learn more about the diverse uses of reading in life as well as to share what they are learning directly within the wider community.
The degree is unique; the first in the country to combine the study of a full range of literature with community projects. Students, from a diverse set of age groups, will be given the opportunity to develop a reading project within their local community, in settings which currently include libraries, pubs and community centres. The focus of the course is on utilising reading in a wide variety of places.
The University will be charging a lower tuition fee for this course for the 2012/13 enrolment: fees are £2,550 per year of the course, an equivalent of £5,100 per full-time year.