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. In the 2008 RAE, the School had 70% of its research and writing rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
National Theatre Award for Oliver Emanuel
Oliver Emanuel's play Dragon has been named Best Play for Children and Young People in the UK Theatre Awards 2014. The play was commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and opened at the Citizen’s Theatre in October 2013.