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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…

 

A day in the life

Photo of Miranda

Along with other University of Edinburgh students, LLC vloggers have been documenting their lives in Edinburgh, and on their Year Abroad, both before COVID-19 and more recently. Here’s a very special Life in Lockdown feature by Miranda, a third year English and Scottish Literature Student, who’s currently remote learning from her home in London while on an Erasmus exchange at the University of Amsterdam.

Watch Miranda's vlog on YouTube

Check out the Student Vloggers playlist on YouTube

Going digital with traditional songs and tunes

We hear from student Sam Shackleton and graduate Scott Gardiner about the joy of performing in the University’s annual St Andrew’s Day concert.

Setting foot in the film industry with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

We talk to graduates Laura Tribaudino and Tessa Duncan about their experiences of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival. ESFF 2020 runs from 6th-25th October.

Scottish Literature students launch new international press with poetic response to COVID-19

We talk to Patrick Jamieson and Daniela Silva about Taproot Press and its origins in Scotland's radical publishing scene.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: Alice Rae

Literature and Classics PhD student Alice Rae describes how being Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction has added to her interdisciplinary study experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: June Laurenson

In her second year as Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, we talk to PhD student June Laurenson about judging Britain's oldest literary awards.

From Arthur's Seat - inspired by Edinburgh

Lena Kraus, Editor-in-Chief of Volume Five of our Creative Writing anthology, chats about the joy of leaving university a published writer.

Meet our new podcaster going Beyond the Books

We chat to PhD candidate, and Web and Communications Postgraduate Intern, Ellen Davis-Walker about our new podcast on research and the people who make it happen.

Putting the tee into translation

MA (Hons) Arabic and French student, Emma Penney, talks about the student-run charity SolidariTee and how translating for refugees has helped shape her future.

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