It has been a month since I arrived here. I think it's time for me to present you my university and my courses.The University of Cumbria is located in lancaster. It has been built in 2007 so it's a young university which provide different types of courses like healthcare, social science, arts, law, humanities... There are different campuses situated in Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside. The main building is the reception which is a quite modern building. The other buildings are older as you can see on the picture below.The fisrt time I went to the University was for the national induction on Friday, 16th of January where i met the other erasmus people. There three Finnish people and one girl comes from Norway.I chose three different courses : International Economics which is on Tuesday morning, Human Resource Management and Development which is on Thursday evening and Web Development which is on Friday morning. Each lecture lasts three hours, at first I thought it will be quite long but finally it's not as long as that because the courses are very interesting.Class sizes change from one course to another.
International economics : 12 students - Tuesday - 10am until 1pmIn this module we study Classical and Neo-classical Trade Theory, International Finance, Multinational, Developped and Developping Nations, the role of NGO and contemporary issues.
Human resources : 13 students - Thursday - 5pm until 8pmThis module is an introduction to the study and the practice of Human Resource Development. We study the different learning styles, learning organisations and how we can apply it in our life.
Web development : 4 students - Friday - 10am until 1pmIn this module, we learn how to create and design a website with HTML language or CSS language. For example, what we did first is to make an English CV and design it by HTML language. After we used the HTML language, we learnt the CSS language which is an easier way to design a website.
The way of teaching is very different than the one in France ; class sizes are very small which induce a different relationship between students and teachers. For example, during the first class of Web Develoment and because we were only four students we took a coffee with the teacher to learn each other better. Also, teachers don't mind if people arrive late in class.
I took the plane from Geneva Airport to Manchester Airport on January, 15th in 2015. When I arrived to Manchester Airport I took the train to Lancaster. A windstorm waited for me in Lancaster ! I had no housing yet so I had booked a room in a hotel.
After one week, I moved into a beautiful three bedrooms house with my two roommates, Simon and Emilie.
I started to visit the city and the sea front which is near the city. I have met the other ERASMUS student. I am feeling well in this new country and I look forward to discover more of this country and this town !
In my next article, I will present you my university. See you soon !
Photos : Williamson Park
My name is Lucile Mejean. I am currently at ESDES Management School in Lyon in France.
I am starting this blog because on January, I leave France to go to Lancaster in the United Kingdom. I will study at the University of Cumbria.
You can follow my adventures through this blog where I will publish my different experiences !
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