UCML Summer Plenary 2020: Languages in/and Action: Developing New Special Interest Groups

The next UCML Summer Plenary, entitled “Languages in/and Action” will be held on 10 July 2020.

The event will take place via video conferencing. So that we can manage platform capacity, please register here by noon on 8 July 2020.

Timing: 10 am – 4.15 pm.

10-11.30AGM (open to all)
11.30-12.50Virtual Break
12.50-13.05Check in/log on/open for e-workshop
13.05-13.45A. Early Career Academics
13.45-13.55Virtual Break
13.55-14.50B. Virtual Year Abroad 
14.50-15.00Virtual Break
15.00-15.30C. AMLUK
15.30-15.40Virtual Break
15.40-16.10D. Routes into Languages

The morning (10 – 11.30 am) will consist of the Annual General Meeting, open to members of all UCML member organisations (see membership).

The AGM will include reports from members of the UCML Steering Group and representatives of the three nations, followed by discussion. Papers may be found below. The afternoon e-workshop, also open to representatives of all UCML Member Organisations, will consist of four sessions that will profile three new UCML Special Interest Groups devoted to: 

  • Early Career Academics;
  • The Virtual Year Abroad; 
  • AMLUK (Alliance of Modern Languages, Area Studies and Linguistics Subject Associations UK)

It will end with an update on the integration of Routes into Languages into UCML as a sub-committee.

There is no expectation that participants attend the whole day. We anticipate that people dip in and out and attend those elements of the day that most interest them. To register, please click here.

Afternoon Workshop

All three sessions will follow a similar format, with a short presentation (max 10 minutes) from the individuals listed, followed by discussion.

Early Career Academics Special Interest Group, Daniel Finch-Race (Bristol) and Charlotte Hammond (Cardiff)

This session will introduce the ECA Special Interest Group, its guiding members, structure and goals, including the mentoring scheme. We will also allow time for any questions.

Year Abroad, Jonathan Long (Durham)

AMLUK, Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR), Janice Carruthers (QUB), Charles Forsdick (LU) 

This session provides a report from the AMLUK meeting held on 24 June 2020. It aims to discuss and determine the focus and objectives of the association in its new configuration as a UCML Special Interest Group. Ideas for activities and events to highlight the collaborative working of the subject associations across Modern Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies will also be discussed.

Routes into Languages, Vicky Wright (Southampton/UCML Vice-Chair Education)

Pre-Meeting Documents

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 3a – Exec mins (3 April 2020)

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 3b – Business Meeting mins (17 Jan 2020)

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 4b – VC Education

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 4c – VC Research

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 4d – VC Comms

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 4e – Hon Sec

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 4f – Hon Treasurer

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 5a – N. Ireland

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 5b – Scotland

UCML Plenary 10 July 2020 AGM item 5c – Wales

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