Exposure to different cultures is essential in truly understanding language. The English team has international links with institutions abroad including Sun Yat-sen University, China, the Catholic University of South Korea and Ateneo de’Manila in the Philippines. Students studying English at Hope have the opportunity to spend time at institutions in Malta, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Bremen. Students from China, Korea, the United States and Europe come to Hope to study English in the Department. The cultural diversity and interaction generated by these links greatly enhances the programme.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the English Society and the Creative Writing Society. The English Society organises social events and peer mentoring. The Creative Writing Society runs poetry evenings and produces the English Literary Magazine, which is published annually. The Magazine provides students with a forum for publishing their creative work. We provide opportunities for field trips to libraries and museums. Student trips have recently been organised to the British Library’s Evolving English exhibition, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and the Walker Art Gallery.