EMC Projects

Recent projects from the English and Media Centre and other organisations

EMC Novel Project

Mayfield English Department discuss taking part in the EMC Novel Project and the impact on their teaching.

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National Poetry Day 2019

EMC's activities for National Poetry Day 2019 – Truth

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National Writing Day 2019

This year we invited you and your students to celebrate National Writing Day and 'Just Write'!

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Shakespeare – Hot off the Press

Professor Emma Smith's presentation on teaching with early editions of Shakespeare.

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It's Good to Talk – Teaching a Novel at KS3

Report into an EMC project on teaching a novel at KS3.

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What Jobs Do People With an English Degree End Up Doing?

Here are the stories of people who did English, or combined honours degrees, at university within the last 10 years or so.

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Studying English at University

Material to support teachers and careers staff advising students about doing English subjects at university.

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Reading for Pleasure

EMC was delighted to write the summaries for the titles featured in Walker Books’ secondary catalogue. There are some brilliant reads here for all secondary level students.

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National Poetry Day 2018

Celebrate National Poetry Day 2018 on 4th October with EMC's activities using poems on The Poetry Station

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How Does the Written English We Use Change Over Time?

Help researchers at the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Lancaster University compiling a 100-million-word dataset of written language.

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Let Them Loose! 2017 – The Exhibition

What a wonderful day of unguided writing!

An exhibition and reflections on the day

It's Good to Talk

A self-funded project set up in 2015 by EMC, to investigate group work in English – what it has to offer, what makes it successful (or less so), what it’s good for (and conversely what it isn’t good for).

EMC's research project into group work in English

Animate – The Animated Poem!

Enjoy the results of EMC's collaboration with poet Cat Brogan and the students of Eastbury Community School: Making Sense of Me.

Making Sense of Me – The Animated Poem

EMC and Teacher Training

An introduction to EMC's ITE offer for English and Media.

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MediaMag Production Awards

An opportunity for advanced level students (16-18 years) to have their creativity and technical expertise recognised, with winning and shortlisted entries being shown at the Screening and Award Ceremony, BFI Southbank.

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From Age to Age

EMC's intergenerational speaking and listening project.
The project website shares the achievements of each of the pilot projects and provides a toolkit so that any school can run their own From Age to Age project.

Project website and resources

Age to Age Report

Underachieving Boy Writers

A TDA-funded CPD project run by EMC on ‘Struggling Boy Writers’. The project report provides fascinating accounts of six teachers’ work with twelve boys and their ways of going about work with struggling writers.

Underachieving Boys and Writing Report

Language & Literature - From A Level to BA: Student Backgrounds and First Year Content

A joint report by Middlesex, Nottingham and Oxford Brookes Universities, this report investigates the relationship between English ‘lang-lit’ at A level & university.

Lang & Lit - A Level to BA report