In January 2011, Edinburgh University’s Linguistics & English Language Society wanted to develop links with linguistics students in other universities. They searched for a national undergraduate linguistics group but soon realised there was a gap to fill: ULAB was born.
ULAB is entirely student run and aims to:
- hold annual conferences showcasing undergraduate research in language science
- be a network hub for undergraduates and societies
- bridge gaps between students and professional institutions/ organisations.
In 2011, the first ULAB conference was hosted at the University of Edinburgh, then in 2012 it was at the University of Bristol, and this year, 2013, at the University of York. We’re now accepting applications from any university in Britain to host ULAB next year, and we’re strongly encouraging universities other than the ones that have already hosted ULAB to apply.