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The University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) was established in 1993 and is the overarching national organisation which represents the interests of modern languages, linguistics and cultural and area studies in higher education throughout the United Kingdom, and works with corresponding bodies in other countries

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UCML Plenary workshop 6th May 2016

Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London

The EU referendum and HE language disciplines

A plenary workshop being held in advance of the 23rd June UK EU referendum
09:30 - 10:00 Arrival and coffee


10.00 - 11.30  Regine Hampel, The Power of Europe: Benefits of European funding opportunities for academic     activity in the UK

                        Karen Pratt, HERA Project on the Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript, including collaboration with the Universities of Utrecht and Vienna


11:30-11:45      Coffee
11:45-13:15      Anne-Marie Graham, The impact of EU membership on the UK HE strategy for Outward Mobility

                          British Council (speaker TBC)

                           Mary Honeyball, MEP (Title TBC)

Questions for all speakers
13:15-13:30 Panel questions, comments, summary
13.30-14.00 break for networking - lunch is not provided
14:00-17:00 Executive Committee meeting

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