UCML January Plenary 2017: POST-BREXIT IMPLICATIONS FOR HE LANGUAGES

Date: Friday, 06 Jan 2017
Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

Summary

POST-MEETING: the presentations of most of the speakers at the Workshop are available below.

The plenary meeting was open to all UCML member universities and subject associations and was free to attend.

In the morning there was a general Business Meeting. Representatives of all member organisations welcome. Reports from the Officers of the UCML Executive Committee and from Executive representatives of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are appended.

The Afternoon Workshop focused on ‘Post-Brexit implications for HE languages’.

Attendance is free of charge for all representatives of UCML member institutions and subject associations.
However, we ask that you register by emailing ucml@bbk.ac.uk by Friday 23 December 2016.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NUMBERS FOR THIS EVENT ARE LIMITED TO 80.

[Update 8th March]

Links to Klaus and Mentschen Post-Meeting documents (please copy & paste links into browser):

Post-meeting documents

Presentation Slides
Notes

Themes

UCML Plenary Afternoon Workshop

POST-BREXIT IMPLICATIONS FOR HE LANGUAGES

With the likelihood that the Government will commence negotiations towards leaving the EU during 2017 – what are the implications for HE languages? What should UCML be lobbying for specifically? What can UCML and the wider sector do to address concerns which will affect the health of our disciplines.

There will be three main areas of debate, each with speakers & open discussion:

Opening: Introduction

Section 1: Student mobility

Section 2: International research collaboration

Section 3: Making the case for languages in a new geopolitical climate

Conclusion: Ways forward

Speakers

Speakers will include:

Opening Remarks:

Baroness Garden of Frognal, Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Languages

Section 1

Rob Young, NUS Vice-President for Society & Citizenship

David Hibler, Erasmus+, British Council

Silke Mentchen & Andrea Klaus, authors of Why we cannot afford losing Erasmus+

Section 2

Prof Mark Llewellyn, AHRC Director of Research

Prof Michael Gratzke, UCML Chair & Hull University

Peter Mason, Universities UK International

Section 3

René Koglbauer, Association for Language Learning & Newcastle University

Prof Adrian Armstrong, QMUL

Prof Andrew Linn, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean of Social Sciences & Humanities, Westminster University

Closing remarks and the Way Forward:

Jocelyn Wyburd, outgoing Chair of UCML

Registration information

To register: email ucml@bbk.ac.uk, by Friday 23 December 2016.

Programme

Time Session
10:30 – 11.00 Registration and coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Business Meeting
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch (own arrangements)
13.15 – 17.00 Workshop

Further reading:

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