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Published: 29 January 2015

MA Interpreting in the news

Leader of new postgraduate programme speaks to The Guardian newspaper.

Dr Elena Davitti from the School of English and Languages has been profiled by The Guardian in an article about the value of interpreting as a career choice.

The article notes Elena's past work interpreting for patients who could not communicate in English with their doctors. "Migrant patients come to the country not knowing anybody," Elena is quoted as saying. "They don't know how the system works, they are in pain and they are facing all sorts of difficulties. Being there [for them] was worth all the years of training."

The newspaper goes on to talk about the University's new MA Interpreting postgraduate programme, which Elena is leading. "We wanted to reflect the needs of the industry," she said. "When they finish, our students will have had comprehensive training on all the different modes."

To find out more about our Masters degree in Interpreting, please visit the course page.