Student Success

Beyond the Classroom


Opportunities for English Students at WU

English majors at Washburn University have many opportunities to complement and enhance their classroom experiences by creating and participating in exciting projects of their own choosing. By challenging themselves and learning to compete with other students at the university level and nationwide our students gain crucial professional skills that will serve them well in their future personal and professional lives. 

Many of our students have taken advantage of the following academic opportunities at Washburn University: 

  • Washburn Transformational Experience (WTE), a program designed to support student projects that go beyond the everyday classroom experience by allowing students to choose and create projects that reflect their interests. Past WTE projects by English students have included independent studies focused on producing a creative work, scholarly essay, or presentation, conference attendance and participation, and many other options. Funding for travel, materials, and other related expenses is available on a competitive basis.

  • Apeiron, an annual university-wide forum that showcases student research, scholarship, and creativity.

  • Inscape, the literary journal compiled and edited by upper-level writing students at Washburn University. Visit the Inscape website.

  • Annual literature essay prize competitions, awarded competitively by the English Department.