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Brendan Cox on his summer internship

September 13, 2021 by

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A number of LEL students spent their summer doing an internship. Manchet will let you hear from some of them, starting with Brendan Cox’s account of his Research Experience Internship. My Student Experience Internship, led and supervised by Dr Richard Zimmermann, took place over the course of 8 weeks in the summer of 2021. Thanks […]

Siena Weingartz scoops up an LAGB award

September 2, 2021 by

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Congratulations to LEL alumna, Siena Weingartz who has won this year’s LAGB (Linguistics Association for Great Britain) Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation in Linguistics. There is a national competition for the award in which only four students can triumph, so it’s quite an achievement. In fact, Manchet can reveal that Siena is the first Manchester […]

Q-Step award for Qingcheng Zeng

July 22, 2021 by

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Third year Linguistics student, Qingcheng Zeng, has won this year’s Q-Step award for the best quantitative dissertation. The competition includes a number of degree courses: Criminology, English Language / Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Studies and International Relations, Social Anthropology and Sociology. Qingcheng’s dissertation was judged best overall, winning praise for exceptionally advanced analysis. The dissertation compares various […]

PASS scheme recognised in SU Education awards

June 18, 2021 by

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LEL’s PASS (Peer Assisted Study Scheme) has been recognised in the Student Union Education awards, as a runner-up for the Newcomer award. Not just that, our PASS Student Coordinator, Yufei Song (pictured below), won an Outstanding Contribution Award. Here’s a short quote from the nomination document. Our nominee is the most inclusive, welcoming and enthusiastic […]

LEL students at ULAB

April 20, 2021 by

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Three LEL students are presenting this week at ULAB conference, an annual meeting showcasing undergraduate research in linguistics. This year’s ULAB is hosted virtually by The University of Aberdeen, and features the following contributions by Manchester students: “Defining Serial Verb Constructions in Thai”Tim Jantarungsee “Storyboards for Semantic Fieldwork: Looking at Ndebele language data from the […]

Qingcheng Zeng at EMNLP workshop

November 18, 2020 by

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Qingcheng Zeng, a level 3 Linguistics student, is participating in the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing this week. Qincheng’s paper, joint with Xiaoyang Fang, Zhexin Liang and Haoding Meng is part of the The 6th W-NUT (2020) Workshop. The paper’s title is “Fancy Man Launches Zippo at WNUT 2020 Shared Task-1: A Bert Case Model […]

Pets you could never PASS up on

November 13, 2020 by

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A pet post to end all pet posts (though hopefully not) – enjoy these majestic animals submitted by the Session 1 PASS students, with their own commentary. If we were meeting in person our conversations—like typical students—would have consisted of food, go-to snacks and sharing best places to eat around Manchester. Snacks are the way […]

Pets of LEL: Remmie and Betsy

November 3, 2020 by

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Say hello to Remmie and Betsy, submitted by Neve a.k.a. Remy (nickname similarity not coincidental). Neve is a first year student in English Language with French, and the first year student rep. This is Remmie, the cheeky pony. Likes: food. Any food, pony-friendly or not (she once tried to eat a sausage butty, but her […]

PASS Support Hero nomination for Yufei Song

November 2, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Yufei Song, a third year student in Linguistics and Sociology for his PASS Support Hero nomination. PASS (Peer Assisted Study Scheme) is a peer support scheme that offers study sessions with a student mentor. The Support Hero award recognises the student coordinators who have gone above and beyond.

LEL student on University Challenge

October 6, 2020 by

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Congratulations to Patrick Jones-O’Brien, second year student in Linguistics and Anthropology for making the Manchester University Challenge this year. The team has made it through the first round with an impressive score of 200, in the face of formidable opposition from the University of Edinburgh team. LEL has had a number of student appear on […]