Why Study English? was originally produced by the English Subject Centre. The English Subject Centre was founded in 2000 as one of twenty-four subject centres of the Higher Education Academy
The English Subject Centre supported the teaching and learning of English in UK higher education, by publishing resources, supporting projects and organising events. They were a small team based at Royal Holloway, University of London (though, like all of the Subject Centres, they didn’t represent any particular university). The Subject Centre closed down in 2011 and the Why Study English? website was transferred to The English Association. You can find the archive of the Subject Centre here http://english.heacademy.ac.uk/
Several years ago, the Centre published a leaflet “Why [you should] Study English”, which was distributed to schools, colleges and careers services across the UK. The success of the leaflet prompted the development of this website, providing further information for prospective English degree students. The leaflet has since been replaced by a postcard, a PDF version of which is available for download Why Study English 2 or you can request printed copies to distribute in schools or at open days by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website was originally written and designed by Nick Ragaz for the Subject Centre. Nick graduated from the University of Toronto (Canada) with an Honours BA in English and History in June 2006. It was subsequently updated by Subject Centre staff Jane Gawthrope and Brett Lucas and English Association former Chief Executivve Helen Lucas. The site is now maintained by the English Association.
Why Study English? is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .