Write A Letter

Write a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Birmingham David Eastwood telling him why it is so important that the staff and teaching are protected in the Department of Modern Languages.

A brief template of ideas you may want to include in your letter has been created. These are particularly relevant if you are a past or present student of the department, however we also ask those who have not studied in the school to send their own letters. You can also use the open letters and previous letters as guidance.

Possible ideas to include:
– How the interdisciplinary nature and language acquisition focus of the Modern Languages Department, especially Languages for All programmes, is beneficial to your educational experience;

– Particular elements of the course or department that you value, such as mother-tongue teaching staff, small class sizes or any other such qualities;

– Why you chose the Modern Languages Department at UoB over other institutions;

– Events, conferences and opportunities offered by the department;

– How your experiences of the department have contributed to your undergraduate, alumni or postgraduate experiences.

To have more of an impact make sure to personalise your letter, and if you can, send it recorded delivery to:
David Eastwood
Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Aston Webb Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

The proposal invites ‘questions or queries’ to be sent to languages@contacts.bham.ac.uk, and bombarding this with complaints is a low-effort way to make some impression. These emails can also be sent to the Vice Chancellor: vc@bham.ac.uk, and University staff orchestrating the restructuring: Anthony Arnull, A.M.Arnull@bham.ac.uk, Michael Whitby, M.Whitby@bham.ac.uk, and Matthew Rampley,M.J.Rampley@bham.ac.uk