Introduction

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


Email: myriam.salama-carr@manchester.ac.uk
tel: http://www.nationalnetworkfortranslation.ac.uk/

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 routes@soton.ac.uk