The past 25th November the event ‘Translation and Interpreting Career Paths and Opportunities’ took place at Aston University. This proved to be an interesting event for students who are considering a (post)graduate degree in translation and/or interpreting, or those who simply wanted to find out more about the professions and the opportunities which these can yield.
This event aimed to bring together employees, practitioners, postgraduate students and anyone interested in these interesting careers. The event included:
- Employer and alumni panels, such as “Working as a Translator for the European Union” and “Working as a Translator in the Games Localisation Industry”.
- A student panel which gave a real perception of what it is like to train as an interpreter or translator
- An exhibition, refreshment and networking session where people in attendance could talk to panellists and representatives from the Networks’ universities
- Three different taster sessions in games translation, public service interpreting and working with machine translation
This was a very well attended event, where students from all levels (from GCSE to university students), as well as professionals and employers, got to discuss their views and shared their experiences in translation and interpreting. It was a day where everybody learnt about the importance of languages and the important role that translation and interpreting studies have in professional and academic settings.