For first timers on this blog (where have you been!), BCU stands for Birmingham City University, and Professional and Academic Cultures is a forum initiated by Dr. Paul Long to help international students (and really anyone who felt the need to be a part of it) get used to the academic culture at Birmingham City University, the culture of the new city, it’s attractions, sights, sounds, etc. Previous sessions have included tutorials on writing styles for assignments, places to visit in Birmingham, a whole lot of stuff!
Come along and bring a dish (preferably cooked by you) from your country!
See you all there!!
P.S.1 The concept is based on a british show called Come Dine With Me, where 5 people in the course of a week host dinner and then grade each other’s food! You can find it on Channel 4 to get an idea if you want!
P.S.2 We will not be grading each other’s food unless you really want to 😛
So, on the left there are Media students helping themselves to food… See the transparent bowl with a spoon in it? That’s pork and potatoes cooked in wine, Tania made that. And I loved it!! I have plans to wriggle the recipe out of her!
And then I got the fabulous idea to get pictures of people with food in (or almost in) their mouths. That was fun……
There’s loads of pictures from the event, I only scratched the surface with this post! The rest of them are here….http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=10150444065630296&id=571030295&aid=633003 (courtesy Royd)
After we gorged ourselves, taken loads of pictures, and met new people, it was time to leave!! And leave we did, but not before cleaning up the class (because we are good like that).
This is what some of the attendees had to say about the event..
Noha Atef: “I love chinese food; I got to talk with new people and I was trying not to eat much but couldn’t do”!
Andy Watt: “It was ok”
Dave Harte : “Was superb! I only stayed for a short while but it was great to see students from all the degrees getting together. Lovely food as well!
Desi Velikova : “It was fun and I enjoyed it very much. Loved the food! It was very interesting to see new cuisine to me”
Tania Malek : “I think it went really well! I’m very happy because a lot of people turned up and many of them made the effort to cook food or contribute in some way. There was a lot of positive response from them! I had a lot of people coming up to me asking that we do it again and saying that they really enjoyed it! But I think the best part for me was when I saw my friends on facebook becoming friends with one another after the event! To me it means we really achieved something! Plus we ate a loooot of delicious food we might not have the opportunity to eat otherwise 😉
The last pictures above wrap up what was a fabulous day, and judging from the comments so far, the first of many more to come!!