20th December 1999
STUDENTS SEE AMSTERDAM CULTURE
Social Anthropology students have rubbed shoulders with the stars during a cultural trip to Amsterdam.
Boy band Westlife, who had this year’s Christmas number one, were holding a photoshoot in a hotel where the students stopped off for a break from their hectic schedule.
The week-long trip included a visit to the magnificent Tropemmuseum, a museum of human life housed on five floors that took the students from a rainforest to an African village.
Course leader Tricia Emptage says the trip was a valuable experience. “We can teach the theory of social anthropology but the students need to get out there and see life for themselves.
“Apart from the visits to museums and exhibitions just experiencing Amsterdam life is as vital as it gives them a first hand cultural insight.”
Other visits included a tour of the Anne Frank house.
The 40 students came from Social Anthropology and Applied Social Science programmes at ULH and were joined by some from similar programmes at North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe. Students’ Union president Paul Shipstone accompanied the group along with lecturers.
A party at Amsterdam’s Hard Rock Cafe rounded off the visit.
In January Tricia is taking another group of students to Prague where they will stay, coincidentally, at the same hotel as a group of Social Policy students. This field trip will include a visit to a Nazi concentration camp.
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