Welcome to T.E.A.

Welcome to T.E.A.

Hello and welcome to the official page of The English Appendage - or T.E.A. for short! We are a group of third year students here to help you with the transition to university. As our name suggests, we are an "appendage" to the English department and will be working alongside them to ensure that your first year goes as smoothly as possible, although we can't guarantee that there won't be a few bumps! We can offer that bit of extra help with the initial stress of getting your brain back into gear as getting started in university can be a bit full on. Whether you've come straight from sixth form, taken a year out to find yourself or have spent numerous years using your brain for literally anything else! We will be active on Twitter, Facebook, and right here posting academic hints and tips about numerous topics about how to get started on your reading and writing and how to survive university whilst...
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Nadine Muller: Why We Teach Social Media Skills

Nadine Muller: Why We Teach Social Media Skills

Ever since I took up my post at LJMU, I have been teaching an optional second-year module on social media and communication skills as part of the department's dedication to maximising its students employability. It's not the kind of module that students or parents expect to see as part of an English degree. Sure, they can see why we offer the opportunity to gain work experience in the USA, or why we have a module specifically for those who are considering going into teaching after their degree. But giving English students the chance to develop an ability to use social media platforms in a professional way has lots of benefits, and that our students recognise this is evident both in the steady increase in the number of those who choose the module each year, and in the impact the module has on their careers after their degree. So, what are those benefits? Why should English students - and their lecturers - spend any time at all thinking...
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