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MeXsu seminar 10 December: Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico

Ayotzinapa: Human Rights and Violence in Mexico Seminar in response to the disappearance of the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and to mark Human Rights Day 3pm – 10 December 2014 Room 1007, Building 67, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Since 26 September 2014, 43 students from the rural teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, have gone missing after being taken into police custody. Continue reading →

New partnership between British Council and University of Southampton to further expand University’s online MA in English Language Teaching

The University’s Modern Languages department has signed a new collaborative agreement with the British Council, which will see further expansion of its online MA in English Language Teaching. The Masters was developed by staff in Modern Languages in collaboration with the British Council distance learning unit in Mexico City. The course has been delivered jointly since 2008, working mainly with Government sponsored Mexican university teaching staff. Continue reading →

Annual celebration of Día de los Muertos at Avenue Campus

This year, as is tradition at Avenue Campus, an altar has been set up to celebrate the Mexican Día de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead (see image). The altar, produced with care by teachers and students from Mexico, is known as an ‘ofrenda’. Here, mementos of loved ones who have passed away, examples of some of their cherished possessions and even some of their favourite foods are displayed. In addition, brightly coloured flowers and candles are designed to attract the spirits. Continue reading →