Supporting learning and teaching for 10 years

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We're celebrating 10 years of supporting languages, linguistics and area studies teaching in UKHE.

Celebrating ten years

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The UK’s 24 subject centres began in January 2000. Over the past ten years there have been many highlights. We have developed numerous resources for promoting our subjects including the Languages Box, 700 Reasons for Studying Languages, the Area Studies Project, Why Study Languages?, Discover American Studies’ and ‘Language Unlimited’, a presentation to promote linguistics in schools. We have organised or co-organised over 200 conferences, workshops and seminars, funded hundreds of colleagues to conduct research, develop materials or run workshops. Thousands of colleagues from the UK and beyond have attended our events.

Timeline poster:

To celebrate ten years of the Subject Centre we look back at the key moments of the last decade (download timeline poster, pdf 1.3Mb).

Time line poster

Ten Year Survey:

Thank you to all of you who completed our 10 year survey. The prize draw winner is Dr Irene Hill at Oxford Brookes, who receives a free place at one of our events.

A report on the survey results feature in the July issue of Liaison Magazine.

Success stories booklet:

A booklet has been produced that celebrates the contribution to HE that Subject Centres have accomplished over the last ten years.
Download: Success stories from the HEA Subject Centres: Evidence of impact (pdf, 923Kb).

Here are ten things we will be doing in our tenth anniversary year:

1. e-Learning symposium 2010
University of Southampton, 28-29 January

2. Sharing and showcasing humanities teaching resources: the HumBox collection
University of Sheffield, 26 February

3. Pedagogic research workshops in languages, linguistics and area studies (Stages 1 and 2),
Woburn House, London, 4-5 March

4. Workshop on English language degrees
University of Sheffield, 19 March

5. Seminar on sustainable development
University of Birmingham, 19 March

6. Workshop for new academic staff
Aston Business School, 15-16 April

7. Conference on learning beyond the classroom
Leeds Metropolitan University, 27 May

8. Our biennial conference, "Raising the standard for languages"
 London, 1-2 July

9. Liaison magazine being published in January and June

10. Our first ever issue of Début: the undergraduate journal of languages, linguistics and area studies