From our VC for research:

The recently created post of Representative of Lusophone studies on the UCML Executive committee is vacant. We are calling for nominations of a suitably qualified person to this role: deadline 15 October 2016.

The post of Chair of UCML falls vacant on 1 January 2017. We are calling for nominations of a suitably qualified person to this role: deadline 20 October 2016.

25th August 2016: JCQ publishes results of take-up in GCSE for languages and other disciplines. Overall, unfortunately numbers continue to drop but positive signals come from Spanish and Other mondern languages with a growth of 2.1% and 1.8% respectively.

JCQ has released the latest set of data for AS and A-Level entries for 2016. A summary and analysis of this data (including sets of data since record began in 2002) is accessible through our Language Education pages.

The advertised roles for UCML committee roles have now been filled. Elections closed on Friday 15th July, many congratulations to the successful candidates.

14 July 2016: today UCAS has released application data for HE courses. Largely, our Q, R, and T groups have experienced a drop compared to last year's figures. However, other data on other EU and non-EU applications on the other hand show an encouraging increase in figures for some of our groups.

At the AGM held on 1 July 2016, it was agreed to update the UCML Standing Orders, creating a freestanding membership for Lusophone Studies. The new Standing Orders are attached herewith.

More than one hundred scholars of Italian Studies have signed an open letter to President Renzi, calling for solidarity with EU citizens.

UK Germanists and Europeanists call for solidarity with EU citizens in Brexit negotiations and reaffirm their commitment to European values.