To complement their academic development, students of French are encouraged to put their language skills into practice through a lively programme of social activities. These include a fortnightly cinéclub, cafés philosophiques, and an end-of-year student show.
Our students run a French-language webzine, l’Hex.
Since 2015 our language teachers have run a debating club, which enables first- and second-year students to acquire the skills to debate cultural and political topics in French. In 2016 our team won the joutes oratoires, a national student debating competition organised by Franco-British Connections in collaboration with the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
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From September 2019, we are launching our new BA in Modern Languages
What our students say
‘The insight that I got into literature, history, philosophy and art from modules including Out of Place: Literature and Dislocation and French Feminist Writing inspires me until this day. Comparing texts, ideas and theories gave me the analytical skills that I use every day to find and write interesting news stories [in my job as a journalist]. It also helped that all my lecturers were always incredibly helpful and so understanding.’