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15 March 2014 ~ Comments Off on The Networks continue their cooperation with Routes into Languages and the Regional Consortia

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 routes@soton.ac.uk

15 March 2014 ~ Comments Off on The Networks continue their cooperation with Routes into Languages and the Regional Consortia

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 routes@soton.ac.uk

13 March 2014 ~ Comments Off on A new partner for the NNI!

A new partner for the NNI!

We are delighted that the University of Manchester joined the NNI in December 2013. We look forward to working with our new colleagues on this project.

22 October 2013 ~ Comments Off on 2013 Impact Report released

2013 Impact Report released

The 2013 NNI Impact Report details the many successes acheived during the project lifetime. Read a copy following the link. (You will need the free Adobe pdf reader to view this file, available from the Adobe website.)

25 April 2013 ~ Comments Off on Saturday 8 June 2013, 9am-4pm University of Westminster

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

STARTING WORK AS A TRANSLATOR OR INTERPRETER

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 swatilondon.eventbrite.co.uk

Starting Work as a translator or interpreter

24 April 2013 ~ Comments Off on Wednesday 1 May 2013 – Aston University – Careers in Translation Event

Wednesday 1 May 2013 – Aston University – Careers in Translation Event

Are you interested in a career with languages?

Careers in Translation and Interpreting
Wednesday 1st May 2013
12:30 – 4:30pm in Room G63
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET

Careers in Translation Event – Aston 01/05/13

09 April 2013 ~ Comments Off on Thursday 25 April 2013 – University of Leeds Careers Evening

Thursday 25 April 2013 – University of Leeds Careers Evening

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 (routes.nni@leeds.ac.uk)

26 March 2013 ~ Comments Off on Careers in Interpreting and Translation Day 20/02/2013

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.

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21 March 2013 ~ Comments Off on 10 April 2013, Careers in Language Conference – Bath

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

12 March 2013 ~ Comments Off on 18 March 2013, 14.00-17.00

18 March 2013, 14.00-17.00

Interpreting as an engaging language learning activity
Workshop offered by the NNI and ORCIT projects team, CTS, SMLC, University of Leeds

Venue: The Language Centre, room IF2, University of Leeds

18 March 2013, 14.00-17.00