Engagement and Outreach

Staff and students in Languages and Culture regularly stage events and undertake activities that take their university work and expertise beyond the academy and into local, regional and national contexts. Engagement and Outreach can involve working with businesses, public authorities, or other educational institutions, for example in the secondary and primary education sectors.

  • School Visits

    Would you like to arrange a school visit? Academics from our broad range of subjects can deliver lectures or workshops at your school or college.

  • Modern Languages in Schools Prize Competition

    The Department of Languages and Cultures has been running a very successful Schools Prize Competition for a number of years.

  • Watch a Taster Seminar

    Would you like to learn more about languages and cultures? Then our digital taster sessions might be just the right thing for you!

  • Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute offer credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to students and offers language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses.

  • Languages for All

    Learn a new language, see the 'Extracurricular' section for more on the language courses we offer outside of our degree schemes.

Community engagement

  • Light up Lancaster

    A family-friendly trail of discovery and enjoy the transformation of the city into a magical installation of light. Catch free performances dotted among secret squares and well-known buildings, and experience captivating light projections, amazing performances, music, dance, film and fireworks.

  • Campus in the city

    Campus in the city is an initiative by Lancaster University which aims at bringing local people, academics and students together through exciting, fun and educational activities for all ages.