School of English, Drama, American and Canadian Studies
I am a recent University of Birmingham graduate; I studied BA English Language & Literature here and stayed on to take my MA in English Literature. During my time at Birmingham, my curiosity in literature has expanded and flourished into fully grown interests, and my hope is that I will be able to help you too make the most of your time here at Birmingham.
I started work as a Student Engagement Facilitator in September 2013 and I will be working extensively with student societies, student reps and teaching staff on a range of exciting projects.
You can always contact me via email (email@example.com) or twitter (@ShantelEDACS). I’m also active on many of the student facebook groups so any queries will be answered by me or other students; alternatively you can message me directly via facebook. If you’d rather talk in person, get in touch using any of the above to arrange an appointment to talk about the concerns and queries you have, and I will do my best to help, or find someone who can. I am also here to signpost English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies students to all the amazing opportunities and support that the school, the College of Arts and Law and the University have to offer.
My predecessor, Tom, was involved in the following projects:
A Poster Conference for final-year English students to present their dissertation/research project research to staff and fellow students.
Work with student societies to devise and promote events, and help committee members organise these events. Recent events included an end of term Great Gatsby themed English Ball and a Post-Inauguration Party in American and Canadian Studies.
With the student reps for English, a ‘meet your reps’ session so that other students could discuss their programme and how the Staff-Student Committee can enable students to shape their programme.
Liaison with Careers, Library Services and IT Services on student-led issues, often those raised at Staff-Student Committee meetings.
Use of social media to ensure that students in English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies hear about exciting and often exclusive opportunities for literary and cultural events, career or personal development and further study.
The English Department Stratford Residential, a three-day study residential at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. The programme included a trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company (to see As You Like It), seminars, workshops (textual, musical and theatrical), and other cultural events. The activities, talks and discussions ranged over all periods of English Literature, from the medieval to the contemporary, with Shakespeare playing an important but not exclusive part in proceedings. Alongside these study activities there was a range of social activities and participatory events to suit the post-exam mood too.
I very much look forward to continuing with, and expanding upon, these areas of work.
Currently, I am planning a range of events for Welcome Week 2013. Keep your eyes peeled for Welcome events for all years!