The UCML Summer Plenary 2018 was held on Friday 29 June 2018.
Venue: the Churchill Room, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
For directions, click here.
|10.00 – 10.30||Coffee & registration|
|10.30 – 12.00||AGM|
|12.00 – 13.00||Lunch (provided)|
|13.00 – 17.00||Workshop|
The morning consisted of the AGM, open to representatives of all UCML member organisations. At the AGM reports were given by members of the Steering Group and representatives of the three nations, and was followed by an open discussion.
Papers can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please note that at this AGM a proposal came to update the Standing Orders of July 2016 (attached below). The amendments, which require the vote of members present at the AGM, was:
- on p. 1: item 3 ii – change ‘postal’ to ‘online’;
- on p. 7, below ‘Translation and Interpreting’ – the addition of one further Exec member:
Schools liaison, responsible for information from and on schools education, from Initial Teacher Training, through primary, to secondary education; and liaison with
- Association for Language Learning
- the Language Alliance
The afternoon Workshop, also open to representatives of all UCML Member Organisations, was titled ‘Languages in Action’. It was on the professionalization of language practitioners outside academia.
There is an assumption that graduates with language degrees choose to go into teaching, yet as we know from experience the percentage of graduates who follow this career path is rather small. We may wish to see these numbers grow, especially given the shortage of language teachers in the secondary sector, but we would like to use this workshop to set out some clear prospects for our graduates who wish to continue to use the language skills they have acquired but who are not inclined to train as teachers (at least straight after graduation). We are also hoping to be able not just to develop a list of popular career choices for our graduates but also to refer to professional recognition of language graduates and possible future accreditation, to ensure as far as possible that companies/individuals who take up a number of roles/contracts are able to fulfil them.
|Paul Bishop||Joanna Drugan||Ann Carlisle||Martin Day||Lucila Granada||Ben Tavener|
|13.00 – 13.30||Paul Bishop||German, U of Glasgow||Paul Bishop’s interests are in the commercial applications of modern languages.|
|13.30 – 13.55||Joanna Drugan||Translation Studies, UEA||Jo Drugan leads the Transnational Organised Crime and Translation Research Project|
|13.55 – 14.25||Ann Carlisle||CEO of CIOL||Ann Carlisle established the Metropolitan Police Service’s first Language Development & Accreditation strategy.|
|14.25 – 14.45||Tea & coffee break|
|14.45 – 15.05||Martin Day||Foreign Office||Martin Day is Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy at the FCO.|
|15.05 – 15.25||Lucila Granada||Director, Latin American Women’s Rights Service||Lucila Granada is a policy worker and campaigner; she is interested in careers for modern language graduates in NGOs.|
|15.25 – 15.45||Ben Tavener||BBC World Service||Journalist & presenter at BBC Russian service|
|15.45 – 16.30||Round table: Open discussion|
PRE-MEETING DOCUMENTS (for the AGM)
POST-MEETING DOCUMENTS (for the AGM)