Subject Focus Days


English Overview

Immerse yourself in the creative world of language and literature through our English and Creative Writing degrees. We offer a variety of pathways, giving you the chance to specialise in Language, Literature, or Creative and Professional Writing – or combine your passion for English with Film or Media.

Whatever subject you choose, you’ll receive the personal support that Leeds Trinity is renowned for. Combine that with our tutors’ expertise as active researchers and published authors, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop into a highly employable graduate, ready for a successful career.

Our choice of English degrees allows you to study what you find of interest, however, one of our strengths is the additional opportunities we offer you to develop your skills and experience and to share your passion for English and writing away from your lectures. From our annual Writers’ Festival to creative writing workshops, open mic nights and the chance to get your writing published, you will be given plenty of support as you challenge yourself and your creativity.

Professional experience is at the heart of all our degrees and you’ll complete work placements, either in the UK or abroad, during your studies. This means you’ll graduate with relevant experience and contacts that will set you apart from other graduates – without taking a year out.

“Studying English allows you to develop your own voice by studying some of the most influential writers in history.”

Dr Kate Lister
Lecturer in English

Your Subject Focus Day

Your English Subject Focus Day will be delivered to you by our lecturer Amina Alyal, who is a Senior Lecturer in English.

We would advise you to read through the instructions before starting your activity. If you encounter any issues with accessing the documents below then please email SCLHello@leedstrinity.ac.uk.


Task Instructions

  1. Please open/download the Microsoft Word document. This document is a copy of the poem Treacle - you might want to print it off to add annotations or add some notes on your computer.
  2. Listen to the video, where Amina will talk you through the poem and give you some tasks. A copy of the poem has been provided for your own annotations and the video can be paused and resumed at any time.


‘Treacle’ - Worksheet
Microsoft Word · 28KB

English presentation



We hope you enjoyed the activity and you were able to increase your knowledge and understanding of the subject area. The competition instructions are provided in the activity above, please refer back to this for more information. Please submit your entry to the competition by emailing SCLCompetitions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

By entering the competition, you will be entered into a prize draw. There will be a £20 Amazon voucher for the winner and a £10 Amazon voucher for two runners-up. The closing date for entries will be Friday 23rd July. Terms and conditions of the competition can be found here.