Certain lecturers from the English Language dept. are very actively involved in giving students the best possible experience. There are extra, non-compulsory lectures you can attend to get a grasp on many of the subject areas inside linguistics that you would not be able to learn about otherwise; many lecturers come from across the country to lecture just once, but because so many people come, it allows for one lecture a week on every and any topic area in Linguistics, showing you each tutor's research and teaching you how to evaluate their methods. Then there's the option to go out after the lecture and discuss the topic of the lecture very informally with the lecturer, so you get a brilliant and highly educational experience out of it. This was not mentioned in the prospectus, nor on the visit/open days I went on- a real shame when it's such a wonderful thing!!