The winners of 2014 translation challenge
Heather Doyle, Faculty Employability Coordinator of Essex University at the opening of the Translation Challenge
The third translation challenge will start on 13 January 2016 with teams getting briefed by the customer and translation department. The competition will end on 17 February 2016 with the winning teams presented with awards.
The University’s Department of Language and Linguistics teamed up with TTC wetranslate Ltd from Chelmsford to stage the Translation Challenge, which involved students working on a real commission from a client of TTC wetranslate Ltd.
This year’s customer case study is provided by Kampa Limited. Founded in 2006, Kampa has swiftly become one of Europe’s most recognised brands for camping and caravanning accessories. A family business with a keen eye for quality, we not only strive to make the highest quality products on the market, but to also back this up with the best customer service available. Where others are idle, Kampa are always looking to innovate the next big thing.
Designed in the UK, the Kampa AirFrame, has them on the front lines of the industry with Kampa products now available across Europe, Scandinavia and even Korea!
Ignazia Posadinu, Director of the MA in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling at the University, said: “When we accepted the Translation Challenge, we really hoped to bring a glimpse of the translation world into the University. We wanted to see students meeting the challenges of the working world, working in teams, competing for quality and delivering on time the best possible translation work. It worked. Students loved it and we look forward to repeating the experience next year.”
Levent Yildizgoren, Managing Director of TTC wetranslate Ltd, which won an Essex Business Excellence Award in 2013, said: “The Translation Challenge has proved to be a great success. We thoroughly enjoyed being part of this challenge. It was so encouraging to see so many motivated and excited translation students have such a passion for languages. This is very promising for our industry’s future and also a good example of how universities and translation companies can collaborate together.”
For more information about the Translation Challenge, please contact TTC wetranslate on info@ttcwetranslate or Steve Hill, Faculty Employability Officer of the University of Essex on 01206 873277.
For more information on Kampa, please visit http://www.kampa.co.uk/content/about-kampa.
To read about the last year’s Translation Challenge, please visit http://essex.ac.uk/events/event.aspx?e_id=7443