Department of European Languages and Cultures

News and features

News and features from our community in European languages and cultures.

Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton

German and History MA Hons graduate Rosie tells us about Wanderbücher for a post-Brexit Europe.

Meet our Graduates: Cristina Sandu

Having graduated with an MSc in Comparative Literature in 2015, Cristina is now a prize-winning writer and translator.

What’s it like to be a virtual language ambassador?

Recent French and Spanish MA (Hons) graduate, Anna, talks us through her final year experience.

Conversation to career starter - the German interview

Graduates Sarah Partington and Rosie Shackleton talk about a German classroom interview project that led to voluntary roles at the National Museum of Scotland.

Karneval! German students share carnival culture with local primary school

Students Annabel, Jasmine and Lia tell us about their virtual Karneval workshop with Craigentinny Primary School.

Meet our graduates: Zara Zaman

Having graduated in 2021 in Arabic and French, Zara is the co-founding Director of the Inspire Launch Grow Awards emerging enterprise finalist, Edventure.

Meet our graduates: Emily Lewis

A graduate in Arabic and French, who won awards for her student volunteering work, Emily is now a journalist in Beirut, Lebanon.

Meet our graduates: Damian Platt MBE

We talk to the author of “Nothing by Accident: Brazil on the Edge” about how studying Italian and Spanish at Edinburgh led to a career in human rights and building a world-class skatepark.

Intermediality the focus of new research partnership between Scotland and Japan

We talk to Fabien Arribert-Narce and Matthis Hervieux about a new collaboration with Meiji University in Tokyo.

Meet our Undergraduate School Rep: Lucilla Luprano

Meet our Undergraduate School Rep: Lucilla Luprano
Lucilla, a third year joint honours student of Scandinavian Studies and Politics, tells us about her plans for the role which she'll hold for 2021/22.