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Year Abroad Diary: December in Lyon

Posted on: 3 May 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Image of sarah in front of a Christmas tree.

My last month is Lyon was definitely one of my absolute favourites. Trying to cram all the remaining things I wanted to do into one month at the same time as final exam season was definitely tiring, but it resulted in such a fun few weeks. My month started off with a weekend trip to the snowy, magical, little town of Chamonix. The trip took 4 hours on a BlaBla Car bus and was only 40 euros for a return journey! In Chamonix my friend and I sledded, went on snowy walks and drank lots of hot chocolate (it wasn’t quite ski season yet hence the no skiing). It really was the most amazing start to December!

Ana Bela Almeida Features in National Museums Liverpool Podcast

Posted on: 20 April 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

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Ana Bela Almeida, lecturer in Portuguese, was interviewed for the National Museums Liverpool on celebrated Portuguese artist Paula Rego.

Year Abroad Diary: November in Lyon

Posted on: 17 March 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Picture of Sarah in Lyon.

After a week back in England at the start of November I was very ready to get back to life in Lyon. Although November amped up the amount of university work I had, due to a few mid-term assessments, I still managed to explore many parts of the city and have lots of fun. Since I came back in the second week of November, the temperature in Lyon had really dropped but luckily the city is prepared for the colder weather with outdoor heaters and blankets at many restaurants, cafés and bars.

Tales of the Holocaust

Posted on: 15 March 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Photo of Eric Cohen at the University.

On the morning of the 8th of March 2022, guest speaker Eric Cohen delivered two talks about the Shoah and the personal ramifications it has had for him. Since retiring from his job as a head teacher, Eric has dedicated his life to educating the next generation about the Holocaust and spreading peace and tolerance.

Scausländer Zeitung: Creating a German Language Student Newspaper in Liverpool!

Posted on: 2 March 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Photo of newspaper contributors.

As students of Modern Foreign Languages, much of our time at university is spent writing: essays, articles, reviews, and the like. But very little of this writing is ever seen by anyone other than our lecturers, rather it remains buried on our computer hard drives never to be seen again. However, this semester we, a group of final year German students, decided that we wanted to change this. Plus, the focus on writing articles for a theoretical student newspaper in our German language module was the perfect opportunity to do this. What if we were to turn this theoretical student newspaper into a real one?

Graduation – Five Years On

Posted on: 6 February 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Eloise & Jessica

Two friends from Liverpool talk about their different professional journeys from beginner's level German at our University as part of the Triple Subject T900 (BA Hons). Jessica tells us all about her experience this week.

Graduation – Five Years On

Posted on: 2 February 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Eloise & Jessica

Two friends from Liverpool talk about their different professional journeys from beginner's level German at our University as part of the Triple Subject T900 (BA Hons). Eloise tells us all about her experience this week.

Celebrating Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger in Liverpool

Posted on: 31 January 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

a stuffed tiger with fruit

Dr Penny Ding, Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute, explains the traditions surrounding Chinese New Year, and the significance of the Year of the Tiger.

Year Abroad Diary: October in Lyon

Posted on: 10 January 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

Year abroad student Sarah, standing by a river.

My October as an Erasmus student in Lyon started with a surreal trip to Paris for a weekend during Paris Fashion Week. One of the great things about Lyon is that it’s only a two hour train journey from Paris so if a visit to the capital city is on your agenda, it’s a relatively easy getaway to plan. As well as exploring the city I am based in on my year abroad, I think exploring different parts of the country is equally as, if not more, exciting, as they might not be as easily accessible in the future when living elsewhere. My friend Liv and I stayed in a little hotel near the Eiffel Tower for one night and spent two full days soaking up the Parisian lifestyle by visiting little cafés, doing a lot of window shopping, attending fashion shows and visiting the Eiffel Tower at night in a full on storm - that will always be a funny story to tell.

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    Year Abroad Diary: December in Lyon

    Image of sarah in front of a Christmas tree.

    Posted on: 3 May 2022 | Category: 2021 posts

    My last month is Lyon was definitely one of my absolute favourites. Trying to cram all the remaining things I wanted to do into one month at the same time as final exam season was definitely tiring, but it resulted in such a fun few weeks. My month started off with a weekend trip to the snowy, magical, little town of Chamonix. The trip took 4 hours on a BlaBla Car bus and was only 40 euros for a return journey! In Chamonix my friend and I sledded, went on snowy walks and drank lots of hot chocolate (it wasn’t quite ski season yet hence the no skiing). It really was the most amazing start to December!

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