Three nominations have been received for the role of Linguistics rep on the UCML Executive Committee: Drs Federico Faloppa, Ursula Lanvers and John Partridge. The election is now open - deadline Monday 24 April. Each paid-up member organisation has one vote.
A new Hon. Treasurer has been appointed. She is Olga Gomez-Cash of Lancaster University. She takes up the post on 1 July 2017.
The Chartered Institute has urged Theresa May to put an end to uncertainty regarding the status of EU citizens who are living and working in the UK. The UK's language industry, worth over £1bn, is highly dependent on non-UK EU citizens.
UCAS has published the first set of data regarding UK undergraduate applications for the 2017 cycle. The data show figures for the main subject groups; details of the single subjects will be available later in the year.
This letter has been written by a number of heads of UK modern languages & linguistics subject associations, including UCML, and endorsed by several others. It will be sent to the media and a number of leading UK politicians.
The posts of HON TREASURER of UCML & representative for LINGUISTICS fall vacant on 1 July 2017. We are calling for nominations of suitably qualified people for these roles: deadline 17 March 2017.
We are presently conducting a survey to collect data regarding the various practices of the Year Abroad experience in different Higher Education Institutions. To access the survey, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUdtr8quB7wD5l_1kCohpUnVfEg-2Dmrpho-KbDpDKLDyKRg/viewform
UCML Summer Plenary 2017: AGM & ‘OWRI and beyond: The future of Modern Languages Research in the UK’
The UCML Summer Plenary will be held on 30 June 2017 in the River Room, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS. All information can be found on this website at http://www.ucml.ac.uk/events/30-06-17.html.
Post-meeting documents of the Workshop can be found on this website at http://www.ucml.ac.uk/events/06-01-17.html.
19 December 2016: UCAS published data for the end-of-year acceptances cycle for 2016. Although overall the trend for language acceptances continues to decrease (-8% overall on last year), there are some positive signals coming from some of the languages.