Advocacy, Consultation and Lobbying

The Society is keen to promote and defend the position of French studies, in its broadest sense, within the realm of humanities education in the UK and Ireland. Accordingly, it also promotes and defends languages learning and the humanities in general within the respective national and international educational agendas. It pursues these aims through a variety of activities and communications, including collaboration and active lobbying within the policy sphere, dialogue with various organs of the departments of education, and timely interventions within the national and international press.

Eiffel Tower. Source: Library of Congress
Eiffel Tower. Source: Library of Congress

Our most recent activism has included the following activities and statements, which are available to read or download:

Response to cuts in Modern Languages at the University of Reading, February 2019

Response to consultation on 'Plan S', February 2019

Response to the threatened closure of Modern Languages at the University of Hull, December 2018

Response to 2018 consultation on the REF 2021 draft guidance and criteria