Conference Interpreting MA graduate Teresa López gives us an insight into her course and the highlights for her.
What made you choose London Met?
I was already living in London and I was looking for an MA in Conference Interpreting. London Met offers the possibility to work into your B language which is very useful for the private market.
Did you get to do much practical work or an industry placement on the course? Can you give us some details if so?
Most of the work during the course is practical with regular mock conferences on hot topics. There are study visits to the European Union in Brussels and the United Nations in Geneva which are two exciting and incredibly valuable experiences. There are placement opportunities during the summer too. I was a volunteer interpreter for a week at the Caux Forum in Switzerland as well.
What did you like best about your course?
The possibility to use dummy booths in international organisations, organising some of the mock conferences ourselves and having virtual classes with other universities.
The interpreting suite is fully equipped and it is available for us to practise outside teaching hours any time we want.