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East Anglian Teachers of English Network (EATEN)

The East Anglian Teachers’ of English Network aims to promote the value of English learning and raise awareness of the contribution of English graduates to the UK and global workforce.

We connect individuals and organisations committed to ensuring that young people, and those who guide them, are equipped to make informed subject choices. Our network aims to nurture young people’s passion for English language, Literature and Writing through their education journey and beyond.

If you would like to partner with us please contact: [email protected]

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Why partner with us?

ARU’s English courses ranked:

...and we were awarded world-leading status for our English Language and Literature research in the REF 2021

More information and resources

Read our blog on why English graduates make good employees

Check out some of our Spotlight interviews with our English language and literature alumni:
Beth Restor - Lettie Ndlovu - Jyoti Singh - Joanne Adeyinka - Charlotte Quince - Sam Millar

Find out more about English learning from the following sites:

Why study English?

Gain Storycraft (PDF) – vital skills particularly valued by business leaders, including: narrative communication; empathy and perspective taking; critical analysis, synthesis and managing complex data; creativity and imagination; and digital skills. These capabilities better equip you to choose your own path, and access a huge range of employment opportunities. (Source: Centre for Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) at Oxford University Department of Education)

The average graduate starting salary for English graduates is £18,000-£24,000, which compares well with subjects like Psychology (£18,000–£23,000), Law (£18,600–£23,000), Business Studies (£20,000–£26,000) and Chemistry (£19,000–£25,600). (Source: The Complete University Guide 2023)

Figures from the Department for Education show that English is the joint fourth subject for annual average wage growth at 6.2%. (Source: Qualified for the Future (PDF), The British Academy, p. 6)

English is a key contributor to the creative industries, the fastest growing part of the UK economy. 25% of SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy) graduates work in the creative sector, which is currently worth £84.1bn to the UK. By 2030, it’s expected that there will be 900,000 new jobs in this sector. (Source: Qualified for the Future (PDF), The British Academy, p. 22)