I'm really happy I've chosen to do English Literature at the University of Reading. I am currently a first year student and I love that I have had choice on what to do throughout my degree with the ability to select optional modules - and that I can continue to do so in later years. I am also looking forward to the future with the university: which allow term aboard placements form all over the world as well as having archives in Samuel Beckett and Children's Literature. Reading also has a complete sub-department for creative writing for anyone who is interested in writing their own works. :)
The first year offers such a wide range of material that when the opportunity comes along to choose your modules for second year, you have a good idea of how you want to specialise, and the variety of modules makes this possible. The lecturers make a subject which I thought I knew well so engaging and eye-opening, and you learn an abundance of transferable skills along the way.
All depends on the seminar leader you get as to whether a particilar module is enjoyable. But I found that many of the lecturers are fantastic, the course is challenging but enjoyable and if you really get involved you will thrive.