We are a group of Modern Language students of all years who produce a campus magazine full of internationally themed articles and sections for all languages studied at Birmingham. The UoB Linguist aims to provide a platform for people interested in other nations and cultures and with a passion for writing. When dipping into a copy of the magazine over a lunch break, you’d be surprised how you can better your language skills without even realising!
Since starting in December 2011, we have assembled a committed team of editors for a wide range of sections including current world affairs, lifestyle, travel, foreign recipes and reviews of foreign book and film.
The benefit of being part of our magazine is that there is a role for everyone. Even if you do not study languages, students of many other subjects find they can discover their hidden talents for IT, publicity or even proof-reading. Most importantly, The UoB Linguist allows members to hone organisational, management and decision-making skills key to enhance their CV.
To hear it from the members themselves: “[the magazine] is a great opportunity to practise language skills”, “most definitely worth including on any CV as it shows a variety of skills and attributes to prospective employers”, “I am very happy I am able to be part of a language magazine as a non-language student”.
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