Facilities and software
We have a range of first-class facilities available for practise and study, with access to industry-standard equipment and software.
Our interpreting labs are installed with the latest Brähler technology. We use the same equipment used for the G-8, G-20 and APEC summits, and by organisations like the UN and FIFA.Brähler is the world's largest supplier of conferencing equipment.
Video conferencing facilities link our labs to each other and the outside world, creating authentic interpreting scenarios. You can take audio from an interpreting lab to one of our digital language labs to analyse and work with in greater detail.
Digital language labs
Our digital language labs are installed with Sanako Lab 100, a global leader in modern language labs and language teaching software. These give you access to flexible and dynamic language teaching and learning through a range of different activities and audio material, in groups or individually.
Multimedia Teaching Lab
As a language student, you will have access to over 70 interactive software programmes to help you learn up to 19 different languages.
Language study area
Our language study area is full of resources for learning languages. These include sections for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can also use language software, watch satellite TV and browse a large foreign film collection, alongside books, CDs and DVDs.
As a translation student, you will use market-leading SDL Trados, software used by over 190,000 translation professionals. Translation memory is at the heart of SDL Trados and works by recycling previously translated content, enabling translation projects to be completed more quickly.
As a language student, you will get access to Swift, subtitling software used by many broadcasters and network operators around the world, such as SVT, Turner and Arqiva. There is a large bank of material for subtitling practise and these can be extended on request.