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

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