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Careers in interpreting and translating

Learn about what professional interpreters and translators do, the skills and qualifications needed in these fields, and what it's like to study at Bath.

  • 11 Jan 2023, 12.15pm to 11 Jan 2023, 4.30pm GMT
  • Room 4.16, The Chancellors' Building, University of Bath
  • This event is free

Calling all linguists: the world needs you!

Now is a great time to train as a translator and/or interpreter. There is a critical shortage of qualified linguists in the UK and globally, so exciting opportunities are open to people with these valuable skills.

Join us to find out more about careers in interpreting and translating, and our master's courses that cover these topics.

During this event, you will:

  • learn more about these professions
  • receive advice from experts in the field
  • speak to current students and graduates about how to get into this exciting industry

Please note: this event covers European language variants of our courses only.

Join us in person

The event will take place in-person on the University of Bath’s campus in Room 4.16 in the Chancellors' Building. We highly recommend that you join us in person to get the full experience of the event, meet our academics, alumni and speakers and see Bath’s outstanding facilities.

Watch online

In order to make this event as accessible as possible, some selected sessions will be available to watch live online.

Further details on how to join parts of the event virtually will be sent nearer the time.

Event schedule

Some details and timings may change. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Registration and light lunch

12:15pm - 1:15pm: Please come to the event venue to sign in on arrival. A light lunch will be provided.

Teachers and current students will be on hand to answer any questions.

Session one

Time Details
1:15pm - 1:20pm Welcome from Steven Wonnacott, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies
1:20pm - 1:40pm Steve Slade, Former Head of English Translation, International Court of Justice. Title of talk: 'Translation – an international career' [1]
1:40pm - 2pm Helen Campbell, Director of the National Network for Interpreting. Title of talk: ‘Conference Interpreting in International Organisations’
2pm - 2:15pm Q&A
2:15pm Break (refreshments provided)

[1] - This session will not be recorded to view after the event. It will be available live in-person and online.

Session two

Time Details
2:30pm - 3:15pm Alumni panel
3:15pm - 3:30pm Summary Q&A and break-out discussions with alumni, guest speakers, and teachers
3:30pm - 4pm Tour of interpreting labs with current students; and talk about MA programmes at Bath and funding opportunities (including scholarships and placement bursaries)
4pm - 4:30pm Brief interpreting taster session
4:30pm End of event

Attend this event

Book your place online This event will take place in-person, with some sessions available live online. When booking your place, you will need to select 'in-person' or 'online' as your method of attendance.


The event is taking place in-person on the University of Bath’s campus in 4.16 in the Chancellor’s Building. Some sessions will also be available to watch online.

Room 4.16 The Chancellors' Building University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us