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Before scattering across the country, continent, and even globe, the student body commemorated the end of the academic year with a Languages Ball. A joint event between the University’s student languages societies and the local branch of the Erasmus Student Network, the ball has been in planning since September. Inspired by other Schools, such as Law & Social Justice and Veterinary Science, the French Society proposed the hosting of a summer ball to mark the end of a busy year.

Students enjoying the Languages Ball

Students enjoying the Languages Ball

The ball had a Brazilian theme, meaning that Alma De Cuba was the perfect location for a Languages Ball which brought together many nationalities, languages, and cultures. The student organisers were particularly struck by the helpfulness of the venue’s staff; Nia Jones, one of the students involved in the planning of the event, was grateful to Alma De Cuba’s staff who worked to ensure the evening was successful in every sense of the word.

The petal shower at Alma De Cuba

The petal shower at Alma De Cuba

The petal shower was a particularly special highlight of my night as it made the atmosphere that little bit more magical.

In addition to organising an enjoyable and celebratory evening, the students sought to consolidate an esprit de corps across the subject areas within Modern Languages and Cultures. Staff from the department were invited to join the students and very much enjoyed this end-of-year celebration.

Modern Languages & Cultures staff at the ball

Modern Languages & Cultures staff at the ball

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