The study of English at the University of St Andrews has a long and distinguished history that is sustained in the scholarly, critical, and creative dynamism of today's School of English. In the present day, the School enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
Class Representative Elections 2015-16
Students are encouraged to nominate themselves as class representatives in the School of English. Please see the Students' Association website for further information, and feel free to contact the School President of English, Eilidh Reid in case of questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
REF 2014: UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results
The School of English has been ranked third in the UK, and first in Scotland, in the most recent league table of research intensive departments (2014). With over 90% of our staff submitted, 86% of our research has been rated world leading and internationally excellent. In the previous research assessment exercise (2008) we were also ranked in the top ten, making the School one of the UK's consistently outstanding research departments.
New book for Professor Lorna Hutson
Professor Lorna Hutson’s latest book Circumstantial Shakespeare is to be published by Oxford University Press in September 2015.