New report for the University Council on Modern Languages

We were delighted to be commissioned by the University Council on Modern Languages, in conjunction with the British Academy, to produce a report on recent trends in university admissions.

The study “unearthed a more vibrant languages landscape in UK higher education than recent reports of ‘crisis’ suggest.”

The report was based on analysis of UCAS admissions data, jointly purchased by UCML and the British Academy, and “reveals the dynamic reality of current and changing language study, often hidden beneath generic ‘combined’ UCAS codes. As Professor Claire Gorrara, Chair of UCML, puts it, ‘language study in HE is changing, diversifying – let’s move away from the story of crisis towards one of transformation’.”

Read the full UCML press release, and the report itself, at the UCML website.

This followed on from our successful collaboration with the British Academy in 2020 on the subject of Open Access and edited collections.