School of English and Languages


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Excellent Complete University Guide results for SEL

We are pleased to announce that SEL has done very well in this year's Complete University Guide's league tables. This table takes account of research quality as well as entry standards, NSS and graduate prospects.We have seen rises across all our subjects, with a new entry for Creative Writing, and we are now in the top 10 for 4 areas!

Professor Diane Watt elected to be a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Professor Diane Watt has been elected to be a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales during the Society’s Election in 2015/16.

PhD student granted Travel Award to attend 2016 Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society

Amy Louise Morgan, a PhD English Literature student at the University of Surrey, has been granted a travel award to attend and participate in the New Chaucer Society Congress in July 2016.

US-UK Fulbright Scholar Award for 2016/2017

Professor Justin D Edwards has received a prestigious US-UK Fulbright Scholar Award for 2016/17. The US-UK award is part of the global Fulbright Programme, one of the most esteemed awards programmes for scholars worldwide. As a Fulbright scholar, he will do research on the relationship between travel writing and transnational fiction and contribute to the literature programme at Elon University, North Carolina.

Surrey welcomes Gwyneth Lewis to the 41st Morag Morris Poetry Lecture

The School of English & Languages was proud to host esteemed poet Gwyneth Lewis (National Poet of Wales 2005-6) as the guest speaker of the University’s 41st annual Morag Morris Poetry Lecture.

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