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For teachers and advisors

At the University of Reading, we regularly engage with schools and colleges at a number of levels. We collectively run an extensive programme of outreach activities, providing bespoke on- and off-campus talks and activities for students, teachers and careers advisors. We also employ teams of student mentors and student ambassadors who can give the ‘student angle’ on life at Reading. In terms of teaching resources and facilities, our main library, three museums and Sports Park are also available to you.

As a Department, we are also very keen to develop closer relations with students, teachers and advisors in secondary schools and colleges. If you would like to find out more about the Department, our areas of study and what we can do for you, we would be happy to hear from you.

University Preview Day:

Post-2000 Literature

6 July 2016 • 10am - 3:30pm • Whiteknights Campus

This event invites Year 12 students to study English Literature at university for a day. Through interactive workshops and lectures by leading academics, we'll be thinking about the issues that confront us when we read texts that have been published recently.

For more details, please see the event poster: Event Poster

To register, please complete the event application form and return to:  Ms Katy Green • School of Literature and Languages, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AA •


See details of our previous events:


Teaching Identities

We were pleased to welcome so many teachers of AS/A2 Level English Literature to this year's INSET day:

Teaching Identities: Engaging with literary representations of 'race', racism & ethnicity

Friday 25 October 2013 • 10am - 3.30pm

During the day we will focus on teaching literature that engages with questions of 'race', racism and ethnicity. Academics and AS/A2 Level teachers will together discuss the problems and pleasures of such teaching, and will identify good practices suitable for the secondary school classroom.

For more details, please see the event poster: INSET day teaching identities

You can also see the INSET timetable and INSET invitation

Gothic  2014

We are happy to invite pupils and their teachers to our 2014 Gothic Masterclass. For more information see our gothic masterclass 2014. To register for the event, Gothic Masterclass registration form

Our Gothic Masterclass will be held on Thursday 27 June 2013 • 10am-3.30pm. This event invites Year 12 students to study English Literature at university for a day.

We will look in detail at the atmospheric short story 'Green Tea', by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

For more details, please see the ell-gothic-masterclass.

Gothic 2015

Our next Gothic Fiction Masterclass will be held on Monday 6 July 2015.

More details will follow, but early enquiries can be made to Katy Green on

INSET events 2015-2016

This years's INSET events were twilight sessions on Creative Writing, held on Wednesday 11 November 2015 and 24 February 2016.


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