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Double success for translation student

23 August 2005

Double success for translation student

A student from the School of Languages & Social Sciences at Aston University celebrated a double achievement last month when she graduated with a First Class Honours degree and also won the prestigious 'Achievement in Translation Award' sponsored by Birmingham-based Roevin Translation Services, part of the Adecco Group.

Catherine Johnson was presented with the Award by Liz Athey, Translation Division Manager at Roevin, for her outstanding achievements in her Translation Studies Degree.

Liz said: 'The success of our business depends entirely on the quality of our translations.� We feel it is important to encourage the next generation of skilled translators as well as to recognise the contribution of academic institutions such as Aston University, which has a longstanding reputation for excellence in language-related teaching.'

The Award is an initiative developed by Dr Christina Schaeffner, Director of Translation Studies at Aston together with Roevin.

Christina highlighted the importance of the award, stating that: 'Forging links with translation companies is very important for universities, to ensure we provide our students with the best possible preparation for today's business world.'

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