The National Network for Translation is part of the Routes into Languages programme, a governmental initiative funded the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Key contact

Myriam Salama-Carr
Director of the National Network for Translation

University of Manchester


Who are we?

The National Network for Translation actively engages with national and international communities in order to address the following issues:

  • National shortage of first language English translators and interpreters
  • Concentration on Western European Languages in current HE translation course provision
  • Low national profile of careers in translation
  • Need to develop stronger cooperation between course providers and potential employers

Since the start of Routes 1 and during the first year of Routes 2, the National Network for Translation has:

  • Generated promotional material and organised career events locally and nationally
  • Developed and rolled out module templates for non-Western European languages in translation
  • Increased synergy between the education sector and employers
  • Organised training events and staff development events
  • Promoted model about how to implement a graduate scheme in individual institutions



Activities and events

Activities supported by NNT in the recent past include:

  • Day-long events for careers advisors
  • Translation-themed events at secondary schools
  • School talks involving professional translators
  • See our full list of forthcoming events
  • A leaflet entitled 'Careers in Translation' is available by clicking here

How can you get involved?

To receive further information about the activities supported by the NNT please email