Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Life at LLC

Find out what life’s really like in our School from the people who’re living it.

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) is one of the largest in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

We are proud to call ourselves a diverse, equal and inclusive community of people of all backgrounds, experiences, ages and abilities from all over the world.

Life at LLC brings together undergraduate students in 16 subject areas with taught postgraduate students, students on research degrees, and staff at all career stages.  

From seminars to film screenings, theatre performances to wellbeing workshops, peer support schemes to reading groups, our fantastic students are involved in so much within the School and as part of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Let them tell you about it in their own words...

From Arthur's Seat – encouraging diverse voices

Vidisha Ghosh and Olivia Thomakos, Editors-in-Chief of Volume Seven of our Creative Writing anthology, tell us about guiding a student publishing team and embracing the unpredictability of the creative process.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2022: Céleste Callen

Photo of Celeste Callen on top of Calton Hill with the Edinburgh skyline behind her
PhD in English Literature candidate Céleste Callen shares her experiences of being a Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction.

And... action! Film students launch new magazine

Film students Niamh and Yvonne take us behind the scenes of their new student-led magazine, The Film Dispatch.

Back on stage with Boys

The English Literature Play returns with graduate Ella Hickson’s riotous look at student life and friendship in Edinburgh.

Out of the classroom, into the cinema

We talk to students Lucy, Nina, Ella and Harriet about their involvement in the eighth Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.

Shaping the Sustainable European University

Students of Spanish, Rachel Weller and Gabriel Vargas, talk to us about their involvement in the second Una Europa Student Congress.

My summer school experience: Katie Cameron

We hear from a Year 3 French and German student about attending an online summer school on the European Union.

Year Abroad stories: Rosie Shackleton

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

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