28 July 2017: a report on the practices of the Residence Abroad is now available to view. The report reveals that, although RA practices such as grade conversion systems and credits and grades allocations may vary widely between different HEIs, some common trends can be nevertheless identified.

13 July 2017: UCAS has released data regarding UK and overseas applications for full-time undergraduate courses at Higher Education Institutions for the June 2017 deadline. Overall, nationally there is a drop in applications on last year’s figures by -4% across all subjects.

We are delighted to announce that the new Exec member representing Hispanic Studies will be Dr Par Kumaraswami.

This yearly survey continues to report a growth in student numbers for those learners who take a language course as 'non-specialists' alongside their main degree subject(s).

The report examines the state of modern languages in primary and secondary education in schools in England.

UCML has written to UCAS asking for further granularity in the presentation of Joint Honours data in which Modern Foreign Languages feature in the degree title.

Four nominations have been received for the role of Hispanic Studies rep on the UCML Executive Committee: Dr Jaine Beswick, Prof Stephen Hart, Dr Par Kumaraswami and Dr Anja Louis. The election is now open – deadline Thursday 22 June. Each paid-up member organisation has one vote.

We are delighted to announce that the new Exec member representing Linguistics will be Dr Federico Faloppa.

The post of representative for HISPANIC STUDIES falls vacant on 1 July 2017. We are calling for nominations of suitably qualified people for this roles: deadline Friday 19 May 2017.

UCAS have now published their 2017 Applications statistics for the March deadline covering applicant age, sex, country, and subject. Unfortunately, overall this set of data points to another loss for our Q, R, and T subject groups compared to last year. In particular, Q has gone down by -5%, R by -7% and T by -6%.