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We're one of the largest and most successful English departments in the UK. We conduct ground-breaking research, maintain strong links with our local community, and work with students who love being here.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 82% of the School's research activities and outputs were judged world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). In terms of the research quality for our size (our research power), this result ranks us 12th out of 89 departments in the UK.

The School of English's research environment has been judged to be the best for English in the country (1st out of 89 departments; with a combined score of 4* in 90% and  3* in 10% of our activities). This result means that our School offers outstanding support for academic staff and students at all levels to work closely and successfully to pursue research and scholarship across the field of English studies.

The impact outside the academy of the research conducted in the School has been judged to be valuable and strong: 100% of our impact activities scored 4* and 3*. This combined result places the School 1st out of 89 departments in the UK.

We are immensely proud of our staff and students who achieved these outstanding results.

Professor Adam Piette (Head of School)