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University Language Audit

09 Mar 2007

How linguistically diverse is The University of Manchester?

The community at The University of Manchester contains a wide variety of skills and talents. One of these is the ability of many people to communicate in a language other than their native tongue. I commend the initiative outlined below to explore the language capabilities of the people working and studying at The University of Manchester. I encourage you to complete the short survey below even if you don't have a command of a second language.

Professor Bob Munn
Vice-President for Teaching and Learning

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Of relevance to: ALL staff and students of the University.

The University is committed to knowing more about and being able to map the linguistic and cultural diversity and capability of its staff and students. This data can be used to inform international recruitment, widening participation initiatives at home and needs for teaching and learning support. The data on second and foreign language competence can also be used to raise the profile of the University's staff and student capability within an increasingly globalised academic environment as well as the wider economy and employment market.

The Student Recruitment, Admissions & International Development Division and the MLP, Careers and Employability Division would therefore be very grateful if you could take just a minute of your time to complete a Mother Language and Second/Foreign Language capability survey.

Please do so even if your Mother Language is English and you speak no other languages as it still helps to build a total picture of the University. All responses will be treated anonymously.