Introduction

Led by the University of Salford , in partnership with Aston University, University of Bath, Heriot Watt University, University of Portsmouth and University of Westminster.

Key contact

Myriam Salama-Carr
Director of the National Network for Translation

University of Salford


Email: m.l.carr@salford.ac.uk
tel: 0161 295 4889

Who are we?

The National Network for Translation is part of Routes into Languages, a governmental initiative that funded 14 projects in England, including the National Network for Translation. 

The National Network for Translation now have a new website which can be accessed by clicking here.

Issues identified by Routes into Languages

Routes into Languages identified 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

The National Network for Translation

In order to address the above issues the National Network for Translation:

  • Generates promotional material and organises information events
  • Develops and rolls out module templates for non Western European languages in translation
  • Develops and rolls out existing structured programmes of work placement for translation students
  • Increases synergy between the education sector and employers
  • Organises training events based on the partners' expertise

Activities and events

Activities will 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?

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