University English

News Overview

The 2016 AGM was held at St Anne’s College Oxford on the afternoon of Monday 11 and all day Tuesday 12 April 2016.

The 2016 Heads of Department and Subject Leaders Networking Day was also held at St Anne’s on Monday 11 April.

The University English Book Prize competition for 2015 has now closed and the winners was announced the AGM in April. The context can be found here.

Our 2015 OGM was held in London on Saturday December 5th. The topics covered remain available here.

University English (formerly CCUE) is the main professional organisation for English lecturers in universities and colleges across the UK.

Our aim is to promote the study of English in all its aspects – literature, language, creative writing – and to further the development of both teaching and research.

University English is regularly consulted by funding councils, government agencies and other bodies when they wish to gauge the views of the English subject community.

Members meet twice a year, at the Annual General Meeting in Spring and the Ordinary General Meeting in London in early December. These events are an opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions, find out about recent developments, and discuss matters of shared concern. To each we invite policy-makers, representatives from the funding bodies, and prominent academics, to address topical issues through a mixture of lectures, presentations, panels, and plenary discussion. The Executive Committee meets more frequently to plan activities and respond to the numerous invitations from bodies such as the REF and the AHRC to engage in consultative dialogue.

University English has close links with the Higher Education Academy and the English Association, and is affiliated to the European Society for the Study of English, whose membership is drawn from over 30 countries.

University English depends upon the good will and active involvement of its membership. The more departments it represents the more effective is its lobbying voice. If you would like to find out more about the advantages conferred by University English membership, please visit the About UE page.

ESSE Calls for Papers

The European Society for the Study of English, created in Rome in 1990, is a European federation of national higher educational associations for the study of English.

The aim of the Society is to advance the education by promoting the European study and understanding of English languages & literature in English and cultures of English-speaking peoples.

View all current ESSE Calls for papers

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