Appy Travels: How Apps Can Help You on Your Holidays

By Lily King When most people think about the apps they will use on holiday, the first thing that springs to mind is Instagram or Facebook to share their holiday snaps. But this only scratches the surface of how you can use apps to make the most of your holiday. Find food blogs It can…

Welcome to The Linguist Blog

Welcome to The Linguist Blog! A place for contributors to write about all things language and culture, without the pressure of print. Whether you’re on your year abroad and wanting to document your travels, or you’re an avid photographer wanting to share pictures from your latest holiday, we want to hear from you! We’re accepting…

Three top tips for your year abroad in Paris

by Tiana Phillips I’m sure most students planning a year abroad will be familiar with the slightly daunting feeling of uncertainty leading up to their departure. For me, it’s almost a year on from those initial few months of stress and paperwork, and now I’m a mere three weeks away from the end of my…

P, 33, Linyi 临沂

Olivia Anne Halsall Shanghai 上海has three campuses all within 1 km of each other. Right in the middle of this toddler triangle sits a small hole-in-the-wall eatery (小吃店 xiǎo chī diàn) serving Jiaozi (饺子 jiǎo zǐ) – boiled dumplings stuffed with meat, spices and herbs, along with exotic sides such as knots of dried kelp…

延禧攻略—时尚界的“宫”略

Kristin Xu 前不久,热播剧延禧攻略可谓是在国内外都掀起了一波全民谈论清宫的风潮。不知大家是否有留意到,此剧其实在服饰和配件身上都费尽了心思。不同于以往的宫斗剧还珠格格及甄嬛传等,延禧攻略全剧几乎都以冷色调为主,并且把在用小配饰区分宫女的地位上发挥得淋漓尽致。我们不妨一起来看看此剧到底都有哪些时尚“宫”略。 首先,不得不提我们在看剧过程中似乎隔着屏幕都能感受到一股强烈的性冷淡风刮来。延禧攻略在服饰上大量采用了莫兰迪色。莫兰迪色系主要以土色色系为主,比如裸色、浅驼、浅灰等。这种色系能给人留下一种温柔、高贵的印象,与清宫宫女形象吻合,可以说是高级感十足了。 其次,延禧攻略在处理耳饰配件上也是很有学问的。魏璎珞初入宫时耳饰只有一钳,但细观宫里地位较高的女子,她们一般都是“一耳三钳”。其实,一耳多钳源于史实,且在当今时尚界里已被频繁使用,超模大表姐刘雯就是代表之一。一部剧能穿插如此细微的服饰搭配细节,可见延禧攻略真的不愧被称之为清宫剧历史上的又一神作。

Ein festlicher Vergleich von zwei Städten: die Weihnachtsmärkte in Stuttgart und Nürnberg

Von Sarah Carrington Weihnachtsmärkte sind eine der zauberhaftesten und beliebtesten Teile des Advents. In Birmingham bekommen wir einen Geschmack der deutschen Traditionen, aber wie sind die Märkte in Deutschland wirklich? Hier vergleiche ich zwei südliche Städte Deutschlands und ihre unterschiedlichen und hoch geschätzten Märkte. Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt: Modernität und Größe Stuttgart ist die Landeshauptstadt Baden-Württembergs mit…

Transform lives, including your own with Ark Teacher Training

By Isabella Bartlett and Kate Perham-Marchant “Ark offer such intense and in depth training that I have the best possible chance of becoming an outstanding teacher with Ark.” – Testimonial from a University of Birmingham Student. Have you ever been interested in teaching languages? If no, why not? Teaching hosts a wide range of advantages,…

Why the Erasmus grant is essential

By Roseanna Conway One potential and very serious consequence of Brexit is the abolition of the Erasmus grant which supports British students, who seek to broaden their language and cultural horizons by spending a semester or a year abroad in a European country, learning a foreign language. I am currently on my year abroad working…

Interrailing on a budget

By Freya Richold As do thousands of students across the UK every year in the months following their A levels, I was lucky enough to go interrailing last July. However, not everyone is this lucky, as the main obstacle blocking students from the month of their life in Europe is money. But interrailing does not…

Thailand: the ins and outs of volunteering

In my first year at University I was starting to feel jealous looking at photos pop up from people travelling on gap years. While I was stuck in lectures or writing essays, they were having incredible, life-changing experiences and I wanted to have them too! Walking back to my accommodation one day, I was handed…

Barcelona’s Best Bits

Barcelona: Where bustling city meets beautiful beaches.  The Catalonian capital is the perfect place for a long break, with so much to explore yet ample opportunity to relax. If you’re thinking of heading off to Barcelona, have a read of these tips to help you make the most out of your trip. Tuck into some…