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Careers Event

ULAB Careers Extravaganza!!

ULAB is hosting a careers event on the 13th and 14th January 2023 at the University of Edinburgh. The event aims to provide linguistics students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with information about the opportunities available to them after graduation. The event aims to showcase a range of industry opportunities, as well as postgraduate study opportunities. There will be a variety of sessions throughout the two days, including panel discussions and a careers-fair style event. There will also be a social event at the end of the first day.

Sign up here by Sunday 8th January, 23:59 GMT!! Tickets will cost £5.

We have a limited number of bursaries available to help people attend if needed. Fill out this form to request a bursary. 


Friday 13th January

  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:30 Industry Panel
  • 10:30 Careers Fair
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Plenary: Mirjam Eiswirth
  • 14:30 What is a CDT?
  • 15:30-17:00 Networking Event
  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturday 14th January

  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:30 Master's Panel
  • 10:30 Cover Letter Writing Workshop
  • 11:30 Plenary: Alice Turk
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Linguistics Graduates Panel
  • 15:00 CV Writing Workshop
  • 16:00-17:00 Getting involved with ULAB

Invited speakers

Dr Mirjam Eiswirth - Plenary speaker (Twitter) (Personal Website)

After completing her PhD in Linguistics and English Language in 2020 (funded by AHRC and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), Mirjam completed a postdoc in Germany at the University of Duisburg Essen. Since July 2022 she has been an online Editor in Chief at a German medical publishing company. Her key interests include language, communication, health, medicine, sociolinguistics, R, qualitative and quantitative data analysis. In her free time, Mirjam enjoys reading, hiking, concerts, good food and travelling.

Katy Lockwood-Holmes - Industry Panel

Katy graduated in Linguistics from Edinburgh University in 1996. She has worked in publishing for over 25 years, and has been Publisher & Chief Executive of Floris Books in Edinburgh since 2011. Before that she worked in marketing for Edinburgh University Press, T&T Clark Edinburgh and Continuum in New York. In the last decade she has overseen three-fold growth at Floris, making it Scotland's largest children's publisher, and winning the Saltire Society publisher of the year award in 2016.

Jamie Bailey - Linguistics Graduates Panel (Twitter)

Hailing from a small town in North Yorkshire, Jamie studied linguistics at Cambridge University from 2016 to 2020 at both undergraduate and master’s level. After holding a couple of temporary jobs during the pandemic, he switched paths to study for an MSc in Transport and Intelligent Mobility at Aberdeen University, which he completed last month. He hopes to enter the transport planning industry this autumn.

Hannah Feben-Smith - Linguistics Graduates Panel

Hannah is the co-founder of Whatever Next?, an award-winning project that opens up conversations about adoption. Alongside Josephine Jay and Addie Barra, they have published a book, won a Young Scot Award and traveled to the US. Hannah graduated in Linguistics and Social Anthropology.