Outreach events in the School of Modern Languages

We offer a range of opportunities for young people of all ages and from all backgrounds to engage with students and academics in the School of Modern Languages and discover what it is like to study languages at Bristol.

Events in 2019

Key Stage 3 Afternoons

School groups will visit the University for an introduction to university life. Pupils in Years 7 and 8 will go on a campus tour, meet current students and attend subject taster sessions delivered by University of Bristol academics.

GCSE Languages Conference

Students in Years 9-11 attend a day of language taster sessions and talks to learn about the value of learning languages beyond GCSE. Participants will have the chance to learn a new language, meet current undergraduates and hear a discussion panel on career options with a language degree.

A-Level Language Film Lectures

Students who are studying A-Level French, German, Spanish or Russian are invited to visit the University of Bristol for an afternoon of film lectures with an academic member of staff. Past discussions have been on La HaineEl laberinto del FaunoDas Leben der Anderen, Volver, Goodbye Lenin! and Burnt by the Sun. Participants will have the chance to ask current undergraduates questions about what it is like to study languages at university.

Bespoke School Visits

Our enthusiastic and talented team of PhD Tutors and Student Ambassadors are happy to give talks and language taster workshops in schools.

Past events

Modern Languages Poetry Festival: Celebrating diversity and difference

Pupils attended a day of workshops, talks and poetry readings at the University and were invited to take part in a Foreign Language Poetry Competition. Here is what some students from Gordano School said about the event: 

“I enjoyed learning that you could do a language and an arts subject. This may be a thing that I will consider in the future.” 

“I was very interested when the university students read poems in foreign languages and then translated it into English, this inspired me to write more poems since the poems they read were fascinating. I also enjoyed looking around the University.”

Insight to French Theatre

Students in Year 9 from Oasis Academy visited the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection to view some archival documents from Molière's classic play Tartuffe, and how it can be adapted to the modern stage.

Outreach contact

For more information, please e-mail Gina Robinson:
gina.robinson@bristol.ac.uk

Year 9 students from Oasis Academy comparing archives for the classic French comedy 'Tartuffe' at the University's Theatre Collection
Year 9 students from Oasis Academy comparing archives for the classic French comedy ’Tartuffe’ at the University’s Theatre Collection
Year 10 students from Sir Thomas Rich's School at the GCSE Languages Conference
Year 10 students from Sir Thomas Rich's School at the GCSE Languages Conference
Year 9 and 10 students enjoying an Italian taster session at the GCSE Languages Conference
Year 9 students enjoying an Italian taster session at the GCSE Languages Conference
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