Online session: Find out about careers in conference interpreting
- Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 17:30 – 18:30
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: Free
In an online session, Chris Burin (European Commission), discusses working for the European institutions, and opportunities for interpreters after Brexit.
Chris Burin, a staff interpreter from the European Commission, will give an insight into the industry and profession. He will talk about what it is like working for European institutions, and discuss available opportunities for interpreters after Brexit. The EU still needs English speaking interpreters and certain languages are currently in high demand.
Staff from our MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies course will also be available to answer any questions you may have.
The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is offering a number of Scholarships to students joining our courses this September, with additional awards for those studying translation and interpreting. In addition, current University of Leeds students get a 10% discount on tuition fees.
This session is primarily focussed towards final year undergraduates with any of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. All other undergraduates with these languages are also most welcome.
Normally at these events, we would offer you the chance to have a go in a booth in one of the interpreting suites in the Parkinson building. As the University is currently closed, this is unfortunately not possible. However, we would be happy to take enquiries from anyone who attends the webcast and wants to attend a try-out session, with a view to confirming a date when the University re-opens.