by Mesha Pope, 3rd year student
“I hide them in bowls under the bed. Packets of Marks and Spencer’s crisps, Kettle Chips… Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar, they’re the best ones.”
Uplifted. Nostalgic. Heartbroken.
Just three of the varied emotions I felt whilst watching the wonderful Maria Ferguson. Fat Girls Don’t Dance was both hilarious and heart-warming in equal measure. She describes herself as being a ‘chubby kid’ and so her work exposes her continued struggle with food and how this affected her as an up and coming performer.
As our final year students head towards the end of their time with us at University, we asked a few of them to reflect on their journey and experiences with us so far.
BA (Hons) English student Natalie and BA (Hons) English Literature student Katie answer a few questions on their views on the university, their chosen course and their future plans.
How have you found the School of English so far?
Natalie: It’s amazing. Everyone within the School has been so helpful. When I talk to other people about their university experience, it never sounds as engaging. I feel like we get a lot of support, the tutors are always willing to help and improve our studies.
Emily: When I was home for Christmas, my mum asked me if I thought I’d made the right choice by coming here, and I said yes, it is probably the best choice I’ve ever made. I will tell everyone I meet that if they want to study English, they need to come here because the support system is just incredible. We are actually so lucky to be here with everyone around us.