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Languages in Higher Education Sixth Form Conference

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2015 - 00:00
Event Type: 
West Midlands
Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham

Our Languages in HE Sixth Form Conference will take place at Aston University on Wednesday 17th June 2015.  This is a Routes into Languages West Midlands collaborative event involving a number of partner universities.


The Languages in HE Sixth Form Conference will enable your Year 12 students to discover more about the opportunities available for language study at university, helping them to make an informed decision about their future studies.


The varied conference programme will provide Year 12 students with an opportunity to hear about the different types of language study at university, as well as hearing from current undergraduate students about their experiences of language study and the year abroad.  In addition, students will participate in two sessions in their current language(s) of study (French, Spanish or German) and a taster session in a new language, or in Translation studies.


This conference will start at 10.00am and end at 3.30pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015 and is free to attend.  Please note that places are limited so early booking is advisable as all places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please use the form below to book or contact us at or on 0121 204 3872.


 Please see the draft outline programme below for details of the content of the session - please note sessions titles and course leaders will be confirmed in due course.

Languages in HE Sixth Form Conference

17th June 2015, 10.00am – 3.30pm

Aston University

10.00am  Welcome

10.15am  Languages in HE - what are the options?

10.45am  International Experiences at University - Motivational talk from Lizzie Fane,

11.15am  The student perspective - Q & A session

11.45am  Break

12.00am  Lecture Choices (French/Spanish/German)

12.45pm  Lunch & Exhibition

1.35pm    Lecture Choices (French/Spanish/German)

2.20pm    Short break

2.25pm   Taster sessions

Arabic / Japanese / Russian / Translation & Interpreting

3.15pm  Evaluation and close