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...

Experiencing the Edinburgh festivals as an intern

Susanna Demelas in front of a window
English Literature student Susanna Demelas tells us about spending the summer working on some of the biggest festivals in Edinburgh as the College Festival Projects Intern.

The Film Dispatch: The story continues

The Film Dispatch founder Niamh and social media manager Kunlin in front of the main library in George Square
We sat down with online student-run magazine The Film Dispatch to catch up on their first six months and hopes for the future.

Sharing a love of literature with people around the world

Carolina Buffoli smiling at camera inside a cafe with Edinburgh Castle in the background.
PhD student in English Literature Carolina Buffoli talks to us about her role as a Teaching Assistant on the 'How to Read a Novel' MOOC.

Languages in the community - welcoming Ukrainian families to Edinburgh

Photo of a woman in a Ukrainian blouse standing outside McEwan Hall
We hear from Ekaterina Popova and students about helping Ukrainian refugees adjust to life in Edinburgh.

What it is like having a writing mentor?

Tim Tim performing at Summerhall in Edinburgh
We talk to Creative Writing student Tim Tim Cheng about her experience as a mentee of the Roddy Lumsden Memorial Mentorship and getting involved with the creative community in Edinburgh and beyond.

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.

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