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If you’re unsure about your future career path as an English student, you’ve come to the right place. We recognise that the shift from the student world to the working world can be daunting.  University coursework is demanding enough without having to think about the bigger picture. We here at After English are dedicated to equipping you as best we can with the specific support you’ll need.


About us - people

  • Claire Hynes

    Consulting editor

    Profile: Claire Hynes teaches literature, creative writing and employability modules at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the department of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. Claire previously worked as a journalist and as a BBC TV producer. She’s also won awards for her fiction.
  • Adrienne Jolly

    Careers Advisor

    Profile: Adrienne's work at the University of East Anglia (UEA) focuses on providing students and graduates in Arts and Humanities with career guidance, career management skills training and and alumni events relevant to their career aspirations. She works closely with academic staff to develop innovative and effective ways to work with students within the curriculum.
  • Beverly Devakishen


    Profile: Beverly Devakishen is in her second year at the University of East Anglia, studying Literature and History. She contributes to publications such as Outline and Concrete, as well as other student-based publications such as Diaspora Diaries. She is also the Travel Editor for Concrete. She hopes to get a job in the journalism industry when she graduates.
  • Rebecca Rhodes


    Profile: Rebecca is a second year English Literature student at UEA. She has experience in music journalism and is particularly interested in radio broadcasting. She is keen to focus on honing the various skills offered by her English degree while she considers which direction her career will take after graduation.
  • Anne-Sophie Kleczewski


    Profile: Anne-Sophie Kleczewski graduated from English Literature at the University of East Anglia in 2017. Whilst at university, she became a prolific blogger writing on student life and sharing her experiences as a European student in the UK. She is now an intern working on an educational project at Big C, Norfolk’s Cancer Charity, and also volunteers at Norwich Mind/Wellbeing Service and Banana Link.


Please do email us if you would like to contribute a blog to After English. Whether you are an English student, academic, careers advisor or graduate, please do get in touch and we will send you the publishing guidelines.


Telephone: 01603 592779

After English
University of East Anglia
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After English was first created by the Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre in 2011. It is now hosted by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing in partnership with the Careers Service at the University of East Anglia.

Our thanks to the original authors of this website, and Jane Gawthorpe, who commissioned the site on behalf of the Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre in 2010.

This website is designed by Made Agency with content from UEA Careers Service and incorporating original content by Peter Forbes and Bianca Kubler of Employability Works, and extracts from the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network 'Psychology student employability guide'.