Welcome to UCML - the unifying voice of Languages in UK Higher Education

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.

Latest items of news and updates on UCML activities can be found below. As there is a considerable amount of activity ongoing, please also view the News page to catch up on all recent activities.

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Upcoming event: 01 July 2016: UCML AGM and plenary workshop


Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London

The morning will be UCML's AGM. All representatives of member organisations are welcome.

The afternoon will be devoted to a workshop to share good practice in relation to universities working with schools re the delivery of the new Modern Language A levels. This is a topic of vital importance to the sector, given the importance of A levels in feeding recruitment to our disciplines.

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