About ULAB

In January 2011, Edinburgh University’s Linguistics and English Language Society wanted to develop links with linguistics students in other universities. They searched for a national undergraduate linguistics group but soon realised that none existed: this led to the creation of ULAB. We are a student-run autonomous collective, and are entirely staffed by volunteers. ULAB is the only society set up for undergraduate linguistic students that is not tied to another professional organisation or university.


  • To provide a forum for linguistics discussion among undergraduates in Britain;
  • To hold annual conferences for linguistics students to present their work and showcase undergraduate research in language sciences;
  • To help provide a network and central hub for university societies;
  • To bridge the gap between national student interests and universities and professional organisations.


You can contact us through Facebook and Twitter, or email the national committee, the current local committee (which organises the conference), or our social media team.


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Partner societies

  • LAGB

    The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) is the leading professional association for academic linguists in Great Britain, and welcomes new members. Its scope includes all branches of linguistics – formal or functional, theoretical or descriptive, synchronic or diachronic, social or psychological (or neither), concerned with one language or many. Its members individually favour a wide range of different theories of language structure, and all theoretical persuasions are welcome.
  • Cambridge University Linguistic Society

    The Society aims to bring together members of the university with an interest in language. We meet every other week during term time, attracting speakers from a variety of departments and institutions both inside and outside Cambridge. For a list of past talks, please visit our archive on Talks.cam.ac.uk.
  • Aberdeen University Linguistics Society

    AULS – est. 2013 to promote linguistics, and represent and support linguists of Aberdeen. We host academic talks, social events, and weekly study sessions Thursday 4-7pm.
  • UCL Linguistics Society

  • York St John Linguistics Society