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The British Studies course offers an interdisciplinary survey of British history and culture from earliest times to the present day.

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Former Harlaxton Students

Harlaxton students have been successful in gaining a range of prestigious grants and awards and used their experiences overseas to develop their careers in a number of ways.

Fulbright Awards

  • 2015-16 Becky Thieman (WKU) - English Teaching Assistantship in Malta. Becky will be teaching English as well as working with refugees and migrants.
  • 2013-14 - Kelsey Mattingly (WKU) completed a one-year master’s degree in art history at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 2012-13 - Katie Welsh (UE) worked as a English Teaching Assistant in South Korea
  • 2010-11 - Eileen Ryan and Jennifer Dooper (both of WKU) taught English in Argentina and South Korea respectively

Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad

A number of students have been awarded Gilman Scholarships to study at Harlaxton, others have received these prestigious grants after a semester with us. These include:

  • Rachel Cochran (UE) studied at the American Institute for Foreign Study at the University of Hyderabad in Hyderabad, India. She pursued coursework in literature, culture, and the Hindi language.
  • Whitney Cohen (UE) completed a semester as a Gilman Scholar at the Arcadia University Center for East African Studies in Arusha, Tanzania. Whitney later returned to Harlaxton to work as an intern in the Student Development Office while completing a MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont.
  • Alex Schmitt (UE) received a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Peru. His coursework covered indigenous Peruvian populations and their transition to urban life, as well as Spanish and Quechua, the Inca language.

STA Travel Scholarships

  • Nate Hovee (WKU) spent a year at Yeditepe University as part of an international exchange program in Instanbul, Turkey.

Graduate Studies in the UK

A number of our former students have returned to the U.K. to undertake graduate work. They include:

  • Courtney Allen (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) at the University of Kent at Canterbury (PhD in Social Psychology)
  • Natalie Cook (UE) at the University of Edinburgh (Outdoor Education)
  • Kelly Cyr (UE) at the University of East Anglia (International Relations)
  • Will Duncan (Baker University) at the University of Oxford (Global Governance and Diplomacy)
  • Jon Harvey (UE) at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Morgan Stankey (UE) at the University of Nottingham (Politics and Contemporary History)
  • Felicia Stinson (WKU) at Roehampton University (Creative Writing)
  • Erin Stork (UE) at the University of Glasgow (Creative Writing)
  • Alex Thompson (UE) at the University of St Andrews (Divinity)
  • Kristi Witemyre (WKU) at Queen Margaret’s University, Edinburgh.

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