Intensive Course in Bidirectional Interpreting 23-27 March 2015 – University of York

One week intensive course will be open to professional linguists who possess translation competence and would like to develop liaison/dialogue interpreting techniques, or already have some experience in the field and wish to consolidate it by a programme of formal systematic tuition, or already work as consecutive, business, court or community interpreters and wish to apply more advanced techniques and emergency strategies in their work environment.

Further details

See flyer

Careers in Translation and Interpreting for Graduates 4 March 2015 – University of Liverpool

Wednesday 4 March 2015


University of Liverpool

Randall Building, Lecture Theatre 7

You are warmly invited to attend the Careers in Translation and Interpreting Event for Graduates at Liverpool University. The event focuses on careers and employability, and is aimed at undergraduate university studentsfrom across the northwest region. This event would be highly beneficial to language students who are interested in knowing more about translation and interpreting, or considering either of these as a career path. We will host speakers from the European Commission, National Network for Interpreting, National Network for Translation, along with freelancers working in the government, film and publishing industries.

The event is free but pre-registration is required:



Careers in Languages Day 7 February 2015 – University of Westminster

Careers in Languages Day

7 February 2015

University of Westminster

4-12 Little Titchfield Street

London W1W 7BY

The University of Westminster will be holding its annual Careers in Languages Day on 7 February 2015. Organised as part of the programme for the Capital L London Consortium and the National Networks for Translation and for Interpreting, this event will be of interest to anyone who would like to know more about working in translation, interpreting and related areas. You will be able to hear short talks by people who work as translators, interpret in Paris or Geneva, subtitle the latest DVDs, manage big translation projects, or revise and edit translations for publication worldwide. To register for your free place, please go to



The Networks' contribution to forthcoming regional and local events

Awareness- and aspiration-raising, interactive taster sessions, employability and careers advice, links to useful resources with informative and interactive content – these are the key areas of contribution from the Networks at forthcoming regional and local Routes into Languages events. For details check:

Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, 31 May 2014, University of Westminster

Careers using Languages, 4 July 2014, York St John University

The Networks continue their cooperation with Routes into Languages and the Regional Consortia

The National Networks for Interpreting and Translation (NNI & NNT) continue working together with the Regional Consortia to encourage the take-up of languages among young people and to promote careers in interpreting and translation among language learners. Read more on the highlights of the year

–          A Sixth Form Careers and Languages Event organised by Anglia Ruskin University on 1 April 2014 included interactive activities by the NNT and NNI representatives. The event attracted 30 Sixth Form pupils from the region.

–          Leeds Loves Languages event was organised by the Leeds branch of Yorkshire and the Humber RC on 21 March 2014. The NNI representative distributed the networks’ flyers to local students and teachers attending the event.

–          Languages Expo, a collaborative careers event on 12 March 2014, sponsored by East Midlands RC, Nottingham Trent, Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester Universities, drew some 200 undergraduate students and school pupils. This event was run to maximum effect by holding several talks at the same time in different venues and rotating the programmes all afternoon. Talks were given on translation and interpreting by the EU translation representative and the NNI Director as well as on project management, the BBC College of journalism and the Paul Smith fashion house among many other topics.

–          Career prospects for language graduates – insights from the world of translation & interpreting. The University of Central Lancashire and North West RC ran a careers event on March 5 2014. This well organised event was attended by around 60 students and speakers from the Translation and Interpreting sectors, including EU translation, the International Criminal Court, EU interpreting represented by the NNI Director, and many more representatives. The talks covered many aspects of the language professions and were followed by a good Q &A session.

–          Contribution to Employers Forum on 5 March 2014 at UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, with about 75 undergraduate and postgraduate students attending the event. The participants were very keen to find out about job opportunities with international language services where Russian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Armenian languages could be used. Appropriate advice on potential employers was given.

–          The University of Aston (NNT) organised a careers in translation and interpreting event for undergraduate and six-form students on 4 December 2014. This successful event was attended by around 70 students. Employers, including the Directorate General for Translation and the audiovisual sector, professional bodies such as the Charted Institute of Linguists, GCHQ, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), and the NNI Director gave talks and answered questions on careers in language services.

–          The ever popular ‘Beat the Ratrace’ Year-9 event took place on 27 November 2013 at Newcastle University. Around 150 pupils from local schools attended this day-long event organised by Routes North East. The day consisted of talks, presentations, interactive activities and discussion panels. NNI and NNT attended to help out with the event, and provide an insight into careers in language services.

–          The University of Bath event ‘Using your languages’ was sponsored by the University of Bath and the Regional Consortium, South West, and was aimed at sixth form, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Members of the Networks and employers, including the Directorate General for Translation, European Commission, and the International Court of Justice, gave advice on careers in language services to an audience of 80 language-learners. Many questions were asked, and students were very keen to learn about job opportunities in international language services.

Check forthcoming events or send us questions at

NNI at ALT-C 2010

ALT-C is the largest annual e-learning event in the UK attended by the crème de la crème of instructional designers and learning technologists (more than 500 of them usually), so it really is a big deal.

You can imagine how proud the NNI project was to be present at ALT-C 2010 with three (yes, you have heard us right: THREE) different NNI instalments:

Interpreting Skills Map @ ALT-C 2010

  • one demo of the Note -Taking multimedia interactive resource which was shortlisted for the Epigeum video award (yes, the diploma should say NNI instead of Dragos’ name and we were tempted to Photoshop it … 😉 )

  • a 30-minute demo of our resources and how we managed to make them so appealing, interactive, and media-rich (the demo started with the following short and funky presentation and then we looked at 7 of our most popular resources in more detail)

All in all, it was great fun and the NNI must have set some kind of a record: first time in with the big players and already doing lots of presenting and networking. Have a look at the resources on our website and see why we were so successful at ALT-C 2010.

NNI resource wins prestigious JORUM commendation

The National Network for Interpreting would like to thank all the members of the community who have voted for our entry in this year’s JORUM competition.

Our resource has been awarded a commended prize and will be presented live at ALT-C 2010 on Wed, 8 September, in a dedicated slot between 5.15 and 6 pm. Do come and say Hello if you are in the neighbourhood. For full details of the final six resources, please follow this link.

The NNI would like to thank JORUM for the initiative and also to congratulate all the participants in this competition.