Brain is the new sexy…

This is the University of Glasgow! A marvellous Building or rather a complex of Buildings on the top of Glasgow. I wished our University would look like it

Look whom I have found there!!!!

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Unfortunately, I have to upgrade to premium, if I want to post a Video in here. That is what the System tells me…

I will post the Video of Jeronimo in our WhatsApp Group. Yes I called him Jeronimo :D.

Going around the City this afternoon, we were actually able to catch a bit sun along the way. Paying Attention to all there is to explore surely broadens one’s horizon by a factor of 100!

As we students are now highly regarded among the various English teachers around the world, I believe that nowadays, in the intellectual community, other traits such as the willingness to learn and having an eye for the detail are surely underrated.

I borrowed my title from Sherlock Holmes, who once said this in one of his brilliant episodes. (the BBC ones). I Thing that this is absolutely true for today !

Research has also shown that People, who are perceived as more intelligent (although they might not always be) are also regarded as more attractive and appealing. (I don’t think this belongs to the classic image of a computer nerd, though..) ^^

With this post, I want to raise the awareness that focusing on, for instance, Content of certain talks or Workshops, should not let us stray from the Beauty out there!

 

 

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Living up to your expectations?!

Today I took quite a while just sitting on the ground in the area of the exhibition. I did this for one good reason: To watch the people passing by.

Watching English teachers from all over the globe is more interesting than one would think. How they walk, talk and behave when confronted with a spontaneous question… and the prediction of our professors is true: you can immediately tell if someone strolling by is indeed an English teacher!

Maybe you just take a moment to watch the person passing you next time. I assure you that you are going to see some kind of implicit characterization! (For those who can remember Literary studies II) 😝.

Most blog posts are about which talks we attended. I do not want to forget the wonderful talks by our teachers Sarah and Ulla! They both did greatly!! As I am sure that someone will comment on their outstanding performances, I will not go into further detail. Of course, not forgetting how proud we are to be educated by them!!!!!

Interestingly enough, people seemed to recognize us immediately as students of the University of Graz. I imagine them thinking something like: “Hm they appear very young to me..” “They don’t look like locals..” “They MUST be students of Graz” !!

I cannot stress this enough: People continuously pointed out how lucky and proud we can be to be educated and “raised” by them. And I believe that this is true! I have met so many brilliant people so far, but our teachers were among the most proficient, experienced and eloquent of them.

Moving on..

Something I want to shine the light on in this post is the awareness that we do not only get to know other people, but we get in touch with our fellow-students as well, making new friends along the way is the funniest part of this whole undertaking, am I right?

After we heard so many good, and sometimes decent talks, we went out a little shopping..

We found a shopping centre and YES they had a Disney shop !!! 😲

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At the second picture I see four princesses, but can’t spot the fake one 😝.

 Is is also about the little things.. You won’t believe me, but at one point there was sun in the streets of Glasgow:

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 Shadow on the one side means there has to be sun on the other :).

Enjoy every minute of being in Glasgow, whether it’s at the conference or miles away.. let us not forget that!

Golden Opportunity !

Hey all!

I want to share a neat quote with you which, in my opinion, clearly states why I feel elated to be part of this community.

“The loftiest ambition is the pursuit of knowledge” – Anonymous

I hold the belief that growing takes place everywhere, especially on excursions like this one where one can prosper from the proficiency of many brilliant minds. I am full of eagerness when I think of what lies ahead of us! I’m sure it will be both, great fun and important for us for becoming the best version of ourselves as teachers!