I'm now midway through my time in York as an English student, and I've been delighting in every minute of it. Here's some things I want I 'd known about the course prior to starting uni:
You find out that there is a whole wide world of literatures (Yes, with the plural's'!).
One fantastic thing about the York English Lit structure is that it exposes students to English Literature across time periods and across continents, and allows you to discover authors you have actually never ever become aware of previously.