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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

Its membership includes more than 100 Schools and Departments of Modern Languages in universities and colleges of higher education throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, together with professional and scholarly associations in the field of modern languages, and public and private educational organisations concerned with study, teaching and research into modern languages, linguistics and cultural and area studies.

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UCML Scotland symposium 30/04/2014


University of Strathclyde

This symposium aims to explore opportunities offered by Scotland’s 1+2 language policy through more strategic linkages between universities and schools. The event will bring together representatives from university language departments with stakeholders from the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government and the secondary education sector.

The event is jointly organised by Scotland's National Centre for Languages (SCILT) and the University Council for Modern Languages Scotland.  There will also be an opportunity to meet with participants from the follow-on twilight event during a networking reception (4.30-5.00pm) where food and refreshments are served.

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