Abstract submissions and conference registration for ULAB 2021 are open! Check out 'University of Aberdeen 2021' in 'Conferences' above.

ULAB Events

Since last summer, ULAB has been hosting an exciting range of online events to connect linguists both within the UK and around the world.
The most up-to-date details can always be found on our Facebook page.
ULAB also maintains a calendar with events hosted by other organisations. You can find this here [coming soon!]
Upcoming events
  • ULAB Online Pub Quiz

    Online,

    Join us at Ye olde Vowele Quadrilateral for our very first event of 2021: another online quiz! As always, there will be a bunch of questions on topics both within and outside of linguistics.
    We will put you into teams at the beginning of the event and give you plenty of time to befriend your teammates, so don't worry if you don't know anyone else going!
    The link will be posted on the Facebook event on the day. 
  • ULABake-Off!

    Online,

    Come and bake some linguistics-themed foods with us! We will post some recipes before the event, so that you have time to get the ingredients, and we'll all spend a nice evening making cookies shaped like IPA symbols and other linguisticy foods together.
    This event will be online, and we will post the joining link on Facebook, around 10 minutes before the start of the event. Everyone is welcome! 
Past events
  • ULAB Abstract Writing Workshop

    Online,

    As we have recently opened abstract submissions for our 2021 conference, it is time to talk about how to write a convincing abstract. That could be an abstract for our amazing conference that you definitely should not miss, for a journal submission, or for anything else that you might need a great abstract for. 
    The session will be hosted online and all you need to participate is a good internet connection. During the session, our host Tom will explain what makes a great abstract, how you should write it and you will also have time to ask questions. 
  • Workshop: How to Create a Language Puzzle

    Online,

    Join us for an exciting online workshop in which Professor Graeme Trousdale and Dr Pavel Iosad teach us how to create language puzzles!
  • ULAB Pub Quiz

    Online,

    We're holding another pub quiz! Get ready to answer a bunch of questions on topics both within and outside of linguistics!
    We'll organise teams during the event, and we'll give you plenty of time to get to know your fellow team mates, so don't worry if you don't know anyone else going!
  • The Big ULAB Meet and Greet!

    Online,

    If you're a linguistics student at any stage in your degree, at any institution, ULAB invites you to our Big Meet and Greet! 
    We will have a range of breakout rooms for you to choose between, depending on whether you just want to chat to people or if you'd rather get to know people through playing games such as Skribbl and Among Us, to avoid the awkward silences! 
    Whether you've been studying linguistics for ten years or ten days you are welcome to this event, and we can't wait to see you all there! 
  • Postgraduate Studies Panel

    Online,

    If you're an Undergraduate or Master's student and are considering undertaking further study in linguistics once you graduate, then come along to our Postgraduate Studies Event! 
    We have a panel of friendly Master's and PhD students lined up, ready to talk about their experiences with postgraduate studies and answer any questions you may have, either about the application process or postgraduate study itself. Our panel members are studying at a range of institutions, both within the UK and further afield. 
  • ULAB Summer Send Off!

    Online,

    Our Summer Send Off event is back, but this time online! Join us for what promises to be nice relaxing evening of chat and doodling on the BBB blackboard, before we all head back (or maybe for the first time?) to our respective unis! You are welcome to drop in at any time throughout the evening, so don't worry if you can't be there for the start or stay for the whole duration. 
  • TaskmArtie: a ULAB taskmaster event!

    Online,

    ULAB is proud to present our idea for the next online social: Taskmaster but linguistics edition!
    The idea is simple: you will be split into teams and given super fun linguistics-related tasks to do within a set time limit, and the team who does the best gets the most points!
    Be there or be a vowel trapezium! 
  • ULAB Pub Quiz Social

    Online,

    We are so excited to announce our first online social. Mark the date cause we are having a PUB QUIZ!!
    We have been working super hard on some fun questions for all of you and we hope to see as many of you there as possible. Don't worry about finding a team to attend with, we will organise teams during the social and will give you all plenty of time to get to know your teammates and mingle with fellow linguistics students! 
    Due to the current pandemic and the fact that we wanted to make this event as accessible to everyone as possible, we have decided to make this an online event. More details about the platform this will take place on will be announced closer to the date. 
    We can't wait to get to know our ULAB community better and to see you all at the social!