France Alumni Group

Paris Alumni Co-ordinator: Floriane Blot

Floriane organises social and networking events for Lancaster alumni in Paris.

To receive invitations, please ensure that your address details on the alumni database indicate that you live in France. Update your details online (requires log on) or by emailing alumni@lancaster.ac.uk

To find out more about the group, please email Floriane directly.


What I'm doing now

I'm an Internal Communication Projects Manager at EY (Ernst & Young) in Paris, one of the "big four" audit, assurance, tax, consulting, advisory, actuarial, corporate finance and legal services firms in the world.

I've been living in Paris since 2010 and still discovering all it has to offer.

My best Lancaster memory

There are many great memories from my time in Lancaster, but the fondest ones are moments I shared with different societies and groups. I had a blast with the crazy and fun students in the Theatre Group, enjoyed the wet and challenging practice sessions with the Women's Football team and met the lovely members of the Gospel Choir, whose kindness and enthusiasm I will never forget.

The opportunities to express creativity were (and surely still are) countless at Lancaster! I was always impressed by all the talents in one place and sometimes where you did not expect them. I also actually discovered food I liked (and that's saying something being French!) - baked potatoes, pasties and of course, the good old cup of tea!

What Lancaster means to me

For me, and surely for most of us, Lancaster was my first time leaving the nest; my first taste of freedom. Add to that the experience of living abroad and you're hooked for life. It was a time of new discoveries, of new academic rhythm, meeting with overseas students and sharing dinners with flatmates (trying not to burn the building down!) and enjoying the Lake District or trips to Manchester and London. And, of course, the airport stress when you have that over-heavy suitcase when returning from the Christmas holidays with the family.

All in all, learning so much so fast - especially about yourself.

Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator

I love meeting new people as well as keeping in contact with the ones I have already met. Whether it is professional networking, making new friends, helping out a placement student in a new city or just having a chat about Lancaster, I think we can all benefit in sharing our experiences. It will be a pleasure to help make it happen!