We are an international community at the heart of the University of Edinburgh, working hard to ensure that our teaching and research are accessible to everyone.
As a school of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, with staff and students from all over the world, we value the part that we can play in building connections between global and local.
Across every subject area in our School, there are initiatives to raise awareness of the value of higher education among young people who may not have previously considered a university degree, especially in literatures, languages and cultures, and to share knowledge from our research with the communities most likely to benefit from it.
Led by Annette Götzkes, Director of Outreach and Widening Participation, our Steering Group meets regularly to discuss ideas and opportunities, from speed networking for young Modern Language learners, to participation in the Sutton Trust Summer School.
Events like our showcase on 4th October 2018 - where we heard from colleagues and students in European Languages and Cultures, Celtic and Scottish Studies, Asian Studies, English Literature, and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World - bring together a wider group of practitioners to ensure that we are constantly learning more about and from each other in this important area.