Saturday 8 June 2013, 9am-4pm University of Westminster


Saturday 8 June 2013, 9am-4pm
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

This one-day event should answer questions on:
 the qualities and skills you need to work as a translator or interpreter  how to get organised – and where to find help
 breaking through the ‘no experience = no work’ barrier
 pricing and financial aspects of being a translator or interpreter

To book your free place, please complete the booking form at

Starting Work as a translator or interpreter

Thursday 25 April 2013 – University of Leeds Careers Evening


Thursday 25 April 2013
5.30– 6.40pm Parkinson Building, 1.08

The Diversity of Language Services
What kind of jobs are there for freelance and in-house linguists in international organisations and EU institutions?

Come along and find out about what jobs linguists do in the wider professional world

The Centre for Translation Studies is hosting a delegation of representatives from the UN (General Assembly), UN (African Union), ), European Space Agency, European Patent Office, and EU language services who will be talking about the work of linguists in their organisations.

Registration is obligatory. Please contact Nathaniel Elcock to register (

Careers in Interpreting and Translation Day 20/02/2013

The sixth major National Network for Interpreting (NNI) and Routes into Languages collaborative event took place in Leeds on 20 February 2013. The purpose of the day was to raise awareness of the range of varied and exciting career opportunities open to linguists, especially in interpreting and translation domains, and to inspire young people to continue studying languages at all levels.

About 150 Leeds and regional university students attended the event. The feedback was very rewarding. Participants commented that the event was a real eye-opener for them in terms of interesting career opportunities. They were particularly reassured by the career paths of the alumni.


10 April 2013, Careers in Language Conference – Bath

Interested in using your language skills in your career? Routes into Languages would
like to invite any 6th form and university students studying languages or with a
knowledge of foreign languages to attend our 2013 careers day hosted by Bath University.

Speakers from the United Nations and European Commission will give an in-depth
presentation on life as a translator and conference interpreter with live interpreting
demonstrations. All attendees will have the chance to take part in a professional editing
and proofreading workshop, as well as sit in on a mock-conference. There will be an
opportunity to talk with keynote speakers and staff during the coffee break and ask any
questions you may have.

10 April 2013, Careers in Language Conference – Bath

The NNI Director Dr Svetlana Carsten awarded the prestigious David Crystal Award

Congratulations to Dr Svetlana Carsten, the NNI Director, who has been awarded a prestigious award from the Chartered Institute of Linguists. The David Crystal prize is awarded annually by the Threlford Memorial Committee to an individual who has carried out significant work to foster the study of languages.

Dr Carsten who is affiliated with the Centre for Translation Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures and University of Leeds, was instrumental in setting up the internationally recognised interpreting programmes which are run by the Centre for Translation Studies.

The prize was presented by HRH, Prince Michael of Kent, at a ceremony hosted by the Chartered Institute of Linguists in London on 20 November 2012.

2012-2013 events now online

We’ve now updated all our events for the coming academic year! Click ‘Events’ under the ‘For students’ menu to find out what’s going on at our partner institutions. And of course, please get in touch if you would like to attend an event, or if you would like further information.