Articles by: ehodson
Emily is currently studying in Toulouse in the south of France for the third year of her degree at The University of Manchester reading English Language and French. She is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC, her biggest pet hate is the blatant misuse of the English language and she writes for various online newspapers as she aspires to be a journalist in the future.

Illiterate England: 10 signs that we’re losing it

March 12, 2014 10:25 am6 comments
Illiterate England: 10 signs that we’re losing it

Wednesday 29th May 2013. The day that Oxford University English professor Simon Horobin became a Judas to English Grammar Nazis all over the world. The day that he dared to say, at The Telegraph Hay Literary Festival no less, that it wouldn’t be sacrilegious to have one standardized spelling for the three […]

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University Students Liaise With Manchester United FC To Raise Money For Local Charity

October 14, 2013 6:54 pm1 comment
University Students Liaise With Manchester United FC To Raise Money For Local Charity

Saturday October the 19th 2013 marks the day that Manchester United, currently 5th place will play against Southampton currently 11th place at Old Trafford, during the match 100 RAG student volunteers will descend upon the stadium dressed in fancy dress ,  giving up their free time to collect spare change, this is to raise money for the Manchester-based Francis […]

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Manchester University offers treks in China, climbing up Kili and hitchiking round the world

September 20, 2013 6:07 pm0 comments
Manchester University offers treks in China, climbing up Kili and hitchiking round the world

RAG, or Raise and Give, is the fundraising part of the Students’ Union of a university. It is a really well recognised organisation and universities all over the UK have a RAG, and being part of what they do can really enhance what you have to say in an interview […]

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10 things I wish I had known before starting my Residence Abroad

February 12, 2013 6:10 pm2 comments
10 things I wish I had known before starting my Residence Abroad

If you have ever been subject to a Residence Abroad lecture, or have ever considered living in another country for an extended period of time, chances are you will have heard the age-old “it looks great on your CV”, “employers love people who are flexible and confident mixing with all […]

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Flipping heck: Pancake Day vs Le Jour Des Crêpes

February 8, 2013 5:53 pm1 comment
Flipping heck: Pancake Day vs Le Jour Des Crêpes

Pancake Day 2013 is only 4 days away for you ladies and gents in the UK, and this year I’ll sadly be missing the annual pancake-toss competition with my housemates for the first time. Living in France, I managed to experience their equivalent; La Chandeleur, or, le jour des crêpes, […]

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15/01/2013: The day HMV died and took all sense with it

January 23, 2013 8:00 pm5 comments
15/01/2013: The day HMV died and took all sense with it

“”hmv bankrupt. we may as well just give up on any medium that involves hard copy and get on with it. #sadtimes. i’d rather the death of the internet to be honest…. everything has to be so instant nowadays, it’ll be the death of creativity, everything is churned out so […]

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Adam Richman’s Fast Food Filth: Man v Food’s dangerous message

January 6, 2013 3:50 pm29 comments
Adam Richman’s Fast Food Filth: Man v Food’s dangerous message

Man v Food is a television show that first aired in America at the end of 2008. It’s a food reality series that follows Adam Richman, a guy with a self-professed “serious appetite” around the United States as he gorges on some of the most calorific and ridiculously-portioned food in […]

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‘Mariage pour tous’? Well, obviously? The question of gay marriage and adoption.

December 3, 2012 12:00 pm2 comments
‘Mariage pour tous’? Well, obviously? The question of gay marriage and adoption.

Living in my little south-of-France student bubble, it’s not uncommon for huge world events such as the politics over gay marriage to completely pass me by from time to time. However, one thing that I have studied, read about in the newspaper and been quite shocked by these last few […]

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