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Value of Humanities celebrated at Reading Week Festival

10 November 2020

Students can explore career and skills, expand cultural horizons and try something new on campus and online

A special Reading Week Festival is taking place in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy for this semester’s reading week.

Curated for students in this pandemic year, the Reading Week Festival takes place over five days with a wide range of optional activities offered by staff across all specialisms plus career-focussed sessions delivered by the University’s Careers specialists.

Undergraduates and postgraduates of the School will be able to pick and mix from a range of activities online such as film screenings and safe socially-distanced events on campus, plus outdoor wellbeing themed walks making the most of the green spaces in and around the capital.

Activities range from sessions on freelancing and preparing for interviews to creative writing for self-care and readings by award-winning staff and students and fall under three themes, aiming to help with career and skills development, expand arts and culture horizons and improve wellbeing with opportunities to try something new.

Organisers from across the School’s disciplines of Creative Writing, English Literature, Language and Philosophy explain:

“The aim is to provide opportunities for students to socialise with others in the school and engage with your topics of study in different ways. Above all, we hope that the festival will demonstrate the value of the humanities in the wider world.”

Advance booking is essential. Reading Week Festival runs from Monday to Friday, 16 – 20 November.

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