Welcome To the English Subject Centre Archive

This is the website of the former English Subject Centre. Here you will find a wealth of teaching resources produced during the life of the centre covering English literature, language and Creative Writing in predominantly Higher Education contexts.

Creating opportunities

…for subject specialists to discuss teaching and pedagogy for 11 years.

Renaissance literature

Curriculum areas

8 Major curriculum areas are covered in detail and many more are accessible via the footer dropdown menu and tags on pages of the site. The 8 major sections are: Creative Writing, Education for sustainable development, English language, Literary and Critical theory,  Poetry, Postgraduate studies, Renaissance literature and Victorian literature,

In the classroom

Resources that cover teaching and learning in the classroom. This section includes resources on: Assessment, E-learning, External examining, Plagiarism and Seminar teaching.

Teachers & Sectors

Teachers and all the sectors they operate in. This section includes: English across the sectors, HE in FE, resources for New lecturers & Part-time teaching.

Developing your teaching

Resources that focus on the development of your teaching. This section includes resources on: The Benchmark statement, Linking teaching and research, Mentoring and a library of Teaching resources.


Resources that focus on our work for and with students. This section includes: Diversity & inclusion, Employability & Enterprise, Literacy & Writing skills, Student recruitment / Retention and The Student Experience.

Beyond the classroom

Resources that focus on teaching and learning activity outside the classroom. This section includes: Community engagement and Library services.

The Pool

‘The Pool’ is a themed collection of resources for use by English or Creative Writing lecturers in Higher Education, especially those following accredited courses for lecturers (e.g. PGCAP courses etc) — or for use by more experienced colleagues seeking to enhance or refresh their teaching practice.

The collection comprises a variety of types of materials such as video footage, activities and texts. Used together or individually, these can be used to add a subject-dimension to accredited courses or be incorporated in learning and teaching events within departments.

The resources within the Pool are made available in three ways:

English Subject Centre Microsites

Digital resources for teaching and discussion

Digital resources for teaching and Discussion

Key skills with chaucer

Key Skills with Chaucer

The Condition of the Subject

The Condition of the Subject  (International Conference 2003)


Renewals: Refiguring University English in the 21st Century (International Conference 2007)

Titles in our New English Book Series

Reports and Good Practice Guides

Bi-Annual Newsletters

Case Studies