Linguistics and English Language

PPLS Summer Graduations 2017

We celebrated the success of our PPLS graduates on Monday 3 July.

287 students from the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences graduated this week.

The graduation ceremonies took place at the recently refurbished McEwan Hall, with receptions for graduates and guests taking place afterwards in Teviot and the Psychology Building (7 George Square).   

You can view our photo album which includes some great photos from each of the receptions.

Graduation Receptions 2017

Remarkable Student Achievements

We are very proud of the remarkable achievements of our students. 

Undergraduate student Sven Kasser (Psychology) produced an outstanding dissertation, as well as winning the prize for best undergraduate presentation at the BPS Scotland Undergraduate conference, which was held in Edinburgh in March this year.


Undergraduate student James Michaelov (Philosophy & Linguistics) wrote a wonderful dissertation on "How universal are prominence hierarchies? Evidence from native English speakers". James has since submitted the work to an international conference and has been accepted to present a poster on the same title. The conference is the 23rd annual Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) conference, September 7-9, York, UK. 

AMLaP conference

PhD student Eleanor Drake won the International Phonetics Association Student Excellence Award (2015) and the Northern Digital Inc. Excellence Award (2014), as well as publishing four papers while a PhD student.

International Phonetics Association

Northern Digital Inc.

Well done to all of our recent graduates and we wish you all the best in this next chapter of your lives.

Feel free to share your photos and stories with us on Instagram – we always value hearing from students past and present.

University of Edinburgh PPLS on Instagram