Thank you to everyone who participated in the Translation Business Project 2015.
It was truly inspiring and motivating to see each team presenting their impressive translation projects in our Final Gala Event on the 18th March after quite a few weeks of hard work.
Congratulations to the German group for winning! And congratulations to every group for doing an outstanding job.
We had a great judging panel of professional translators, Lisa Simpson, Cathy Dobson and Alison Exley and a business expert, Dr Alex Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Exeter Business School.
Here are some comments from our panel on the presentations event and the whole project:
Once again I was blown away by the standard of the presentations. Each team had a different area in which they excelled, but the common denominator was their sheer professionalism and drive. I was particularly impressed by the participants’ attention to detail and determination to overcome obstacles as well as their formidable presentation skills.
The artwork for the booklets and advertising materials had obviously been lovingly prepared and was of a very high standard. Above all, there was a real sense of everyone working together and, most importantly, enjoying themselves. I feel privileged to have been involved in this project and hope the students found the whole experience worthwhile. I wish them every success in their future careers.
– Alison Exley
I was truly bowled over by the very high standard, attention to detail and professional approach of all the students taking part in the Translation Business Project.
Congratulations to all of you. I hope you enjoyed the experience and if it has given you a clearer insight into and understanding of the translation world then that is a job well done. Congratulations also to the staff who, once again, did a great job in getting the project off the ground.
– Lisa Simpson (See extended feedback)
Thank you very much for inviting me to judge on Wednesday. I really enjoyed the afternoon and was amazed at the amount and quality of work the teams had put into their projects and the professionalism of their approach and presentations. Everyone who took part has much to be proud of.
Choosing one overall winner was tough as every group excelled in different areas and ways. Here is a brief summary of what stood out in particular for me.
One afternoon wasn’t really enough time to do the different projects justice when so much work, time and effort had clearly gone in. I would like to congratulate all the students who took part and wish them all the best for their upcoming exams and the future.
– Cathy Dobson