English, writing and theatre

Careers in English, writing and theatre

Unlock your creative potential and develop practical skills to excel in your career. Find out more about careers using your English, writing and theatre qualification.


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Prizes are awarded to students in the School of English and Media Studies who have produced the best work in English each year.

R.G. Frean Prize

The R.G. Frean Prize in English is awarded to students who have produced excellent critical, expository, or creative writing for undergraduate courses in English (with the prefix 139) or expressive arts. If you have received an A or A grade for an essay or a piece of creative writing in one of these courses, you should consider applying. Note that the application deadline is 31 March for work produced in the previous academic year.

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Bennetts University Book Prize for English

This award is for the student who receives the highest grades in 200-level English courses in one academic year. No application is required. The winner receives $150 in book vouchers from Bennetts University Bookshop.

Departments and staff

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