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21 July 2010 ~ Comments Off on Engaging Tomorrow's Interpreters, 18 June 2010

Engaging Tomorrow's Interpreters, 18 June 2010

On 18 June 2010 around 50 guests gathered at the University of Westminster’s Pavillion for the NNI’s online resources forum.

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15 July 2010 ~ Comments Off on NNI/NNT Careers Event in Bristol, 16 March 2010

NNI/NNT Careers Event in Bristol, 16 March 2010

On March 16th over 200 students attended the joint NNI and NNT South England and Wales careers conference held in the historic Wills Memorial Hall. The event was jointly organized by the Universities of Bath, Portsmouth and Westminster in collaboration with the University of Bristol who hosted the event. Presentations were given from the UN, European Commission, European Parliament, GCHQ, ITI, and several freelance translators and interpreters on different career paths for linguists.

The conference was accompanied by a careers exhibition made up of employers and course providers from around the UK and Europe. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the speakers and discuss their career options during the coffee break as well as participate in a formal Q&A at the end of the afternoon.

Many students commented on how this event changed their thoughts on future careers and the possibility of undergraduate or postgraduate language studies with overwhelmingly positive feedback directed towards the different guests and their presentations.

All talks are available for free download in mp3 format.

The Wills Memorial Hall, University of Bristol

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on "Careers in Translation and Interpreting" event (University of Salford- March 10, 2010)

"Careers in Translation and Interpreting" event (University of Salford- March 10, 2010)

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on French GCSE Day Evaluation (University of Salford- January 26, 2010)

French GCSE Day Evaluation (University of Salford- January 26, 2010)

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on Careers with Languages Expo09 (hosted at the University of Leeds) – interactive videos

Careers with Languages Expo09 (hosted at the University of Leeds) – interactive videos

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on Recruiting Translators and Interpreters (Bath University – October 21st 2009)

Recruiting Translators and Interpreters (Bath University – October 21st 2009)

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On October 21st Bath University welcomed 150 students from universities and schools across the South West to take part in the Careers in Interpreting and Translation conference.

The afternoon was divided into three sessions with presentations given by representatives from several major international organisations including the United Nations and European Commission, as well as freelance interpreters, translators and Bath alumni.

All presentations from the event are available online through the links below. You may be asked to install the free programme Microsoft Silverlight.

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Professor Bill Brooks

University of Bath

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Helen Campbell
Directorate General Interpretation European Commission (link to the institution)

Zhengren Li
Head of Interpreting
United Nations in Geneva (link to the institution)

Dimitri Agratchev
Head of the English Booth
United Nations in Vienna (link to the institution)

Ruth Griffiths
Head of the Language Unit
International Committee of the Red Cross (link to the institution)

Antonia Coleman
Public Service Interpreter
http://www.iol.org.uk/
http://www.nrpsi.co.uk/

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Angeliki Petritz
Directorate General Translation European Commission (link to the institution)

Steve Slade
Head of English Translation
International Court of Justice (link to the institution)

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Bath Alumni

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on Routes into Language Careers – University of Leeds (24 February, 2009)

Routes into Language Careers – University of Leeds (24 February, 2009)

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All undergraduate and postgraduate students who completed a feedback form agreed the Routes into Language Careers event was both interesting and enjoyable and that it had encouraged them to consider a languages related career.

Comments:

“The event gave me ideas about what to do after graduation and what is valued by employers”
“It was great hearing a short account of various jobs and being able to ask questions”
“I appreciated the advice on careers routes and the opportunity to talk to languages professionals”
“The discussion panels were good, especially listening to the alumni experiences that we could relate to”
“I enjoyed listening to the personal experiences of the people who spoke and was amazed at how vast opportunities can be and how far they can take you”
“The employers fair gave an interesting insight into what firms are looking for”
“The event allowed me to get to know a broader range of career possibilities with languages. It was encouraging to hear how much work there is out there.”

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on Careers in Translation and Interpreting – University of Salford (15 February, 2009)

Careers in Translation and Interpreting – University of Salford (15 February, 2009)

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on E-learning tools in interpreter training – University of Leeds (21 November, 2008)

E-learning tools in interpreter training – University of Leeds (21 November, 2008)

The University of Leeds organised an international conference on online resources and E-learning tools. The main aim of the conference was to disseminate e-resources produced by the NNI among partners engaged in interpreting training and to demonstrate to RC partners how the resources can be used in language teaching. In addition to RC partners the conference was attended by speakers and delegates from Higher Education Institutions including ETI (Geneva), ESIT (Paris), Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield and Middlesex University.

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11 June 2010 ~ Comments Off on BBC Blast – University of Salford (22 October, 2008)

BBC Blast – University of Salford (22 October, 2008)

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