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PhD student Ryan Coogan on Teaching at Southern Connecticut State University

From August to December 2017, LJMU English PhD student Ryan Coogan spent a semester teaching and researching at LJMU’s transatlantic partner Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Ryan’s thesis focusses upon the work of five key 20th century artists who are primarily known as poets, but have also worked extensively in...

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SCSU’s Professor Brian Johnson gives Poetry Reading at LJMU

Last Wednesday night, as the sun set (really rather poetically) over the Mersey, Professor Brian Johnson from LJMU’s transatlantic partner Southern Connecticut State University gave a reading of his poetry to staff and students. Professor Johnson currently teaches composition, creative writing, and modern literature at Southern, and is the author of Torch...

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Studying English: From Southern to LJMU

Tyler Korponai is a English major at Southern Connecticut State University, LJMU’s transatlantic partner. He is studying on the English programme this semester. Here, he shares his advice to Southern students planning to study English abroad at LJMU.  As a Southern Connecticut State University student investigating the English program at Liverpool John...

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Study English Abroad in the USA

Since 2014, LJMU has been developing a unique transatlantic alliance with Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut. At the centre of this agreement is the chance for LJMU and Southern students (as the latter are known) to experience life and study abroad, whether this is for a semester or...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Taylor’s Tips

LJMU English intern Jessica Rimmer met SCSU student, Taylor Bird, to share her experience of studying abroad, and get her advice to students who are considering crossing the Atlantic in the other direction. Taylor spent one month studying French in Paris and stayed in a French University for the duration of...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Southern’s English Programme

What (and how) will you be studying on Southern Connecticut State University’s English modules? Rupert French investigates… During our time at Southern we were fortunate enough to meet up with several Professors of the English department, who helped us understand the differences in their learning strategies for students. Professor Charles Baraw teaches...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: English in America

Featured Image: ‘Flag’ by Jasper Johns, 1954, in the Museuem of Modern Art, NYC This summer sixteen lucky LJMU students had the opportunity to spend 3 weeks at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, USA, and I was one of them. Our two universities have set up a ‘transatlantic alliance’ to...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Exploring the Campus

Signed up to study at SCSU? Isobel Currie will be your campus tour guide today… Southern Connecticut State University, or just ‘Southern’ to its students and staff, was founded in 1893 as a teaching college, and in 1937 it became the New Haven State Teachers’ College. In the spring of 1953...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Where Will I Stay?

Thinking of studying abroad as part of LJMU’s ‘transatlantic alliance’ with Southern Connecticut State University? You’ll want to know where you’re going to live. Here, LJMU English student Jessica Rimmer gives you an idea of the kind of accommodation on offer on campus.  Schwartz Hall offers apartment-style living for students with 45+...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Using the Library

Going to study at SCSU (or thinking about it)? This post is part of a series to help orientate you to their campus. Your guide is LJMU English intern Rupert French.. You’ll be pleased to know that for all the complex differences between the systems of Higher Education in the US and Britain,...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: New Haven’s Other University


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This might sound familiar. New Haven, like some other cities you might be able to think of, has another university, one which, to the ill-informed, might seem slightly more prestigious. Now clearly your loyalties are to SCSU, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t aim to take full advantage of...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Staying Connected in the US

While the appeal of avoiding group messages and emails can be alluring, if you’re going away from home for over a week or two, it’s not going to happen. Your family and friends will want to know if you’re ok and receive regular updates on your travels. It is important to stay...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: It’s Called Soccer – Get Used To It

Can’t imagine a student life that isn’t sporting? SCSU and its surrounding area has lots to offer you as a Study Abroad student. Rupert French gets off the sofa to investigate… University sports are different in America. They’re celebrated highly and the funding for them is (justifiably, depending on who you...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: Hiking in New Haven

As Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer continually remind us, it is all about location, location, location. New Haven can be seen as the ideal town for the New Yorker with a need for space. When you live here, you’re a two hour train journey away from the city that never...

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Study Abroad at SCSU: New Haven’s (Serious) Pizza

You say Pizza, they say Apizza…: The foundation of the food scene in New Haven is Apizza: I’m told this is the local dialect of saying pizza. I’m not quite sure what the difference is, but you’re probably okay just calling it as it is. Everybody will tell you that...