ALCS Student Days 2013

The ALCS is proud to announce that the 7th edition of the ALCS Student Days will take place at the University of Nottingham on 7 and 8 March 2013.

All university students of Dutch in Great Britain and Ireland are warmly invited to come to Nottingham for two days of culture, information and fun.

With the Students Days the ALCS aims to bring students of Dutch together to enjoy a programme of activities involving Dutch language and culture in the broadest sense. With the help of Passionate/Bulkboek, we hope to inspire the students and showcase the many aspects and possibilities offered of Dutch Studies.

Artists (provisional):

Rebecca Lenaerts
Arjan Lubach
Daniel Dee
Ellen Deckwitz
Sidney Vollmer


Experian (Nottingham)
Talking Heads Multilingual Services (Sheffield)
Eclipse Translations (Alnwick)

Academic Speakers:

Emmeline Besamusca-Douwes (Utrecht/Vienna)
John Loughman (Dublin)
Liesbeth Minnaard (Leiden)

Programme (provisional)

Thursday 7 March

12.00 – 13.00 Registration and lunch
13.00 – 13.30 Welcome and Opening. Speed date in het Nederlands!
13.30– 17.30 Workshops organised by Passionate/Bulkboek. This is a varied programme led by a group of young   Dutch and Flemish writers and performers. The sessions will draw on the   linguistic, creative and performance skills of students, but not necessarily all at the same time. It will also involve the preparation for the evening programme
19.00 Dinner
20.00 Evening programme: mix of performances by artists and students
21.30 Party

Friday 8 March

10.00 – 10.15 Short opening by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Representative of the Flemish Government in the UK
10.15 3 parallel sessions on varying aspects of the Low Countries: History, Contemporary Literature, and Art
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Dutch and job prospects. Three examples from the field, hot tips, pep talks and hard facts
12.30 Lunch and networking, followed by departure

In 2010, the ALCS Student Days attracted about a hundred students from universities in Cambridge, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield.  For the latest information go to ALCS Student Days 2013, visit Facebook and Twitter, or contact:

You can also download the ALCS Student Days 2013 provisional programme as a pdf.