We are happy to announce a new member of the UCML Executive Committee: from January 2017, Dr Derek Hird of the University of Westminster will be the representative for East Asian studies.

A symposium is being held in honour of Professor Michael Kelly on 20 January 2017 at Europe House, London. Among many other activities, Mike Kelly was a co-founder of UCML and its first Chair.

A study that makes the case for the validity of the Erasmus+ programme has been published. The study reinforces the belief that the Erasmus+ programme bring students a set of qualities that potentially make them more employable and that cannot be learnt by studying in one's home country alone.

Two nominations have been received for the post in East Asian studies. UCML member organisations are asked to vote between these two candidates, using the link below. Deadline for voting 30 November 2016.

UCML seeks an Assistant to provide administrative support to UCML Officers, primarily the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer; s/he will report in the first instance to the UCML Hon. Secretary, currently Prof Naomi Segal.

We are happy to announce a new member of the UCML Executive Committee: from January 2017, Dr Hilary Kalmbach of the University of Sussex will be the representative for Middle East studies.

The UCML Plenary Workshop in January 2017 will focus on ‘Post-Brexit implications for HE languages’.

We are delighted to announce two new appointments to the UCL Executive Committee: the new UCML Chair will be Prof Michael Gratzke of Hull University, and the representative for Lusophone studies will be Emerita Professor Hilary Owen of Manchester University.

UCML welcomes and fully supports the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages launch of Brexit and Languages (17/10/2016)

The UCML Chair has published an article on languages education in light of Brexit