"university of liverpool" blog posts

Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City

Posted on: 8 August 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Crosby Beach

Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.


Welcome to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film!

Posted on: 28 June 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Languages Students sitting and chatting in the Language Lounge

We are delighted to announce that from 1 July 2021 the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will change its name to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film.


3VP at MLC – Translating memory – Hannah’s story

Posted on: 28 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Collage of posters and images from A Museum for Me Research

Hannah Wilson (BA Modern Languages: Triple) spent Semester 1 on a Year 3 Virtual Placement or 3VP with the MLC research project ‘A Museum for Me’ led by Prof. Claire Taylor with Dr Lucia Brandi, which works with the National Museum of Colombia to produce educational materials on memory and representation.. Here, Hannah talks to the MLC blog about A Museum for Me product range, and her role as a 3VP intern.


Art everywhere – three ways to get your culture fix in Liverpool

Posted on: 8 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Colourful mural

We are a resilient university in a city full of character. With spring arriving, it’s time to re-discover the streets of Liverpool to find some much-needed colour, joy and wonder.


A Talk with Eric Cohen: Son and Grandson of Holocaust Victims

Posted on: 7 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

a zoom call between son of holocaust victim Eric Cohen and final year German students. The image is split into nine sections with each individual in their own Zoom screen

On 8th of March 2021, German final-year students were fortunate enough to talk to Zeitzeuge Eric Cohen, a son and grandson of victims of the Holocaust.


Li Qingzhao (1084 – 1155) and her Ci’ (Lyric Poetry)

Posted on: 9 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

red traditional chinese temple with cherry blossom against a blue sky

Dr Penny Ding shares the story of Chinese female poet Li Qingzhao.


Celebrating Chinese New Year of the Gold Ox in Liverpool

Posted on: 10 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Chinese New Year of Golden Ox

Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute Dr Penny Ding explains why this year's Spring Festival is so special.


Modern Language Films on Free-to-View Platforms Internship

Posted on: 1 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

For this blog post, we have created a mini ‘Student Picks’ Film Festival. We have each chosen a film that appealed to us during our research and have written a small review to show you more about the great films that are available on these platforms.


All Hands on Deck for Colombia Project

Posted on: 31 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

MVR logo with twitter handle

MLC offers a warm welcome to two new faces joining us this term - William Condiza and Marina Echeverría - the department’s first ‘Virtual’ Visiting Scholars.


Monuments and memorials: how should a city acknowledge its past?

Posted on: 1 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Wreath laying by descendants of the enslaved

Modern Languages and Cultures postgraduate student Rudi Hart talks about their time in the Netherlands whilst researching for their master's degree, the importance of monuments and memorials in cities and acknowledging the past.


Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Modern Languages and Cultures students new to University of Liverpool

Posted on: 26 September 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student with coffee

Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC), explore the city and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for MLC students during Welcome Week to get your university experience off to a flying start:


6 International Bakes You Need to Try and the Movies You Should Watch Whilst Eating Them

Posted on: 17 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

It’s time to pull open the cupboards and search for what you have. Got eggs that need using? Maybe make use of that flour you haven’t touched. We’ve compiled a list of incredibly tasty and sweet treats for you to have a go at. If you don’t have exactly what you need, swap some stuff out (within reason) or if not try one of our other recommendations. This is a way for you to get creative, you never know you may just invent the next food craze. So get that apron on and fire up the oven. Move over banana bread, the new kids are in town.


17 Activities to Boost Your Mood Whilst Studying From Home

Posted on: 17 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut sometimes and that’s okay. Everyone feels that way at one time or another. But the greatest feeling is getting yourself into the groove and achieving your goals for the day. Tackling the small things or doing something that you enjoy can help combat low moods and get you on the path to productivity. Here are some of our favourite things to do when we need a mood boost.


My year abroad: The one with the French culture shock

Posted on: 17 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

After being in France for a few weeks, the initial excitement of moving to another country has started to dwindle and is instead being replaced with a sort of limbo-like feeling. I officially live in France, but I’m still not quite used to the complexities of Rennes life and culture. The things that were exotic and fascinating at first now seem confusing and disorientating. We were warned about experiencing culture shock in Liverpool’s pre-departure briefings, but it’s only now that I’m realising that that’s exactly what this comedown is. To help new travellers out, I’ve prepared a list of things to look out for, things to be warned about and things to get you hyped up about going abroad:


My year abroad: The one with the first week in France (part two)

Posted on: 3 April 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Rennes 2 campus

After meeting the other Erasmus students in Rennes, Emily continues her first week of studying in France by boxing off the admin jobs and going to her first lectures.


My year abroad: The one with the first week in France (part one)

Posted on: 23 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

“Just over a week has passed by in my new home, in my new country, and so many incredible things have happened.” In fact, so many things happened in Emily’s first week of her Study Abroad adventure that we’ve split this entry into two parts. In part one, Emily gets to know her fellow Erasmus students and check out the sights of the city.


My year abroad: The one with the first day in France

Posted on: 10 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

The day of my departure, I arrived at Birmingham Airport with far too much time to spare as usual (thanks mum). So after some weepy goodbyes and a Prêt A Manger baguette (very appropriate), the nerves were very quickly overtaken by a bit of airport boredom. Not the worst thing in the world, believe me, considering the adventure I was about to embark on.


Las Tesis: A Women's History Month Special

Posted on: 6 March 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Women's History Month is a chance to celebrate the efforts that different feminist groups exercise to make the world a better and safer place.


My year abroad: The one with all the packing

Posted on: 27 February 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Pack. And then unpack. And then do it again. And still you’ll end up panic throwing something into the case the night before your departure. But at least with this list from Year Abroad student Emily Holtom in front of you, you’re less likely to forget something you really wanted to bring.


My year abroad: The one with the checklist — 15 things to prepare

Posted on: 20 February 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

There’s a whole lot that needs doing before you go off to live in a foreign country, whatever your pathway. Emily Holtom provides a neat little(ish) list for you to tick off.


My year abroad: The one with revision and research

Posted on: 5 February 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

In the second part of Emily Holtom’s Year Abroad series, she gives an overview of the things you need to do and think about before your Year Abroad journey can begin.


My year abroad: The one with all the introductions

Posted on: 29 January 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

French and English student Emily Holtom kicks off a new blog series where she shares her experiences on her year studying abroad in France. For part one of the series, Emily introduces herself and provides an overview of her time so far in Rennes.


Our top revision tips for exam season

Posted on: 6 January 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Student reading book in library.

It’s that time of year again. But you’ve got this. Deep breath.


Best Places to Find the Ultimate International Festive Food in Liverpool in 2019

Posted on: 4 December 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

We've put together a list of the best festive food and drinks from around the world that you can pick up in Liverpool this year.


19th Edition of the Italian Language Week in the World

Posted on: 11 November 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Last week marked the 19th Edition of The Italian Language Week in the World, a celebration of Italian language this year dedicated to Italian and the stage. Like every year, the Italian Subject Group of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures launched some local events.


An Italian, a Spaniard and a Frenchman Walk Into a Bar… — An Improv Workshop for Language Teachers

Posted on: 18 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

On Tuesday 10 September Ana Reimão from the University of Liverpool's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures hosted the workshop ‘Improv for Language Teachers’ led by Rosie Wilkinson, artistic director of Impropriety CIC. Ana provides a summary of the day and details how the workshop came about.


Five things to do during Welcome Week

Posted on: 13 September 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Liverpool skyline - photo by Charles Pragnell from Pexels

Welcome Week kicks off on Monday, giving new students the opportunity to get to know their new flatmates, explore Liverpool and settle in before they start lectures. Take a look at our top five tips to help you get started with university life.


“…don’t forget the photos, it’s very important” - An exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Gypsy Camp’ in Auschwitz

Posted on: 9 August 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

A family photo from the exhibition

The travelling exhibition about the Nazi persecution of Sinti and Roma, has returned from across the water – the Mersey, that is.


Modern Languages and Cultures Graduation 2019 — Social media roundup

Posted on: 22 July 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Last week we said goodbye to our Class of 2019 at Graduation as they begin the next step of their journey as University of Liverpool graduates. Check out our roundup of social media messages from the day.


Coming to terms with the colonial past? A visit to Tervuren

Posted on: 11 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Painting of Belgian colonialism

French history and culture expert, Prof Charles Forsdick, explores Belgium's colonial past.


Art in the city - what to see at Liverpool Biennial 2018

Posted on: 20 July 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Someone holding the Biennial Guide with an exposed brick background

More than 40 artists from 22 countries will participate in this year’s Liverpool Biennial which invites artists and audiences to reflect on \"...a world in social, political and economic turmoil\". It's the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK and this year's theme is 'Beautiful world, where are you?'.


InnoConf18: a celebration of language teaching and learning

Posted on: 17 July 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

Matthew Philpotts addresses the delegates at InnoConf18

On Friday, 22 June, we hosted the InnoConf18 Innovative Language Teaching and Learning Conference, titled “New Trends in Language Teaching and Learning at University”.