English Department Graduate Society

English Department Graduate Society

The UCL English Graduate Society exists to enrich the social, academic, and professional lives of graduate students in the department. All MA and MPhil/PhD students automatically become members of the Society on entering the department. We sponsor a variety of activities and events and suggestions for new ones are always welcome.

We organise a pizza party in October to welcome new students to the department, and a picnic in May to mark the end of the academic year. Throughout the year, in association with the English Department, we run a series of workshops for MA and PhD students on a range of academic and professional issues.

During term time our Discussion Group meets fortnightly to discuss texts, films and cultural issues of general interest. The Discussion Group is an important social focus for graduate students and offers a friendly and informal context for the exchange of ideas. We also help to run the English Department's fortnightly Research Seminar, which presents papers by academics and writers from around the UK, and by UCL staff and PhD students.

Our members also run the annual UCL Postgraduate Conference, now in its tenth year, which gives graduates from the department, around the UK and overseas a chance to present their research at a lively, well-attended academic conference.