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Interpreting and Translating Open Afternoon 2020

Attend our open afternoon to explore Interpreting and Translating at Bath. Talk to tutors and alumni about how our postgraduate courses could shape your career.

  • 29 Jan 2020, 1.00pm to 29 Jan 2020, 5.00pm GMT
  • 3 East, 2.1, University of Bath
  • This event is free

Attend our open afternoon to experience Interpreting and Translating at the University of Bath. From touring our interpreting labs on campus, to hearing from experts in the industry, our open afternoon is designed to give you a taste of our specialist courses and the career paths they may take you on.

We are delighted to feature two guest speakers who will talk about their experiences of working at a senior level in interpreting and translating in international organisations. There will be an opportunity to ask them questions afterwards. A panel of graduates will also be ready to take your questions about studying interpreting and translating at postgraduate level at Bath and how it helped their career progression.

The University of Bath is internationally renowned for training interpreters and translators. As you will hear in the talks, many of our graduates have gone on to work in international organisations such as the EU and UN, as well as other language services around the world. Our courses are taught by highly experienced tutors who previously or currently work as professional translators, editors, translation managers or professional interpreters.

Event timetable

Time What's on
1.00pm - 1.50pm Registration
1.50pm - 2.00pm Welcome
2.00pm - 2.30pm Steve Slade (former International Court of Justice translator): Working as a translator or interpreter for an international organisation
2.30pm - 3.00pm Louise Jarvis (freelancer interpreter, translator and teacher): An introduction to conference interpreting
3.00pm - 3.45pm Alumni panel,plus Q&A
3.45pm - 4.00pm Networking
4.00pm - 5.00pm Tour of our interpreting labs including a brief talk on MA Translation and Professional Language Skills and MA Interpreting and Translating

If you're travelling far to visit us, you may want to stay in our university accommodation within easy reach of Bath city centre. Find out more about staying here.

Speaker profiles

Dr Steve Slade will describe what it is like to work as a translator or interpreter for an international organisation (like the United Nations and its various agencies). The skills and qualities that are needed will be explained, as well as the ways in which these organisations recruit their staff and how best to prepare for such a career. Dr Slade is also a Bath alumnus.

Louise Jarvis is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, bringing her wealth of experience of interpreting a range of settings. Since 1997 she has worked as a conference interpreter for the institutions of the European Union, interpreting at a wide range of legal, technical and political meetings. Louise has also translated for the International Court of Justice in The Hague, translating pleadings in several cases.


3 East is accessed through two sets of automatic double doors at the front of the building, reached from North Fire Road and the Parade. There is a set of stairs and a lift available for access to other floors.

Booking details

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The event will be at the University of Bath, Claverton Down Campus.

3 East, 2.1 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.