Nathalie Broaksbank's Interpreting Student Nicola di Pasqua

Nathalie Broaksbank's Interpreting Student Nicola di Pasqua congratulated for DPSI (Diploma in Public Service Interpreting) achievements

Date: 11/11/2014

London Met Public Service Interpreting student Nicola di Pasqua was officially congratulated for his Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) achievements this year. Nicola was the best DPSI health option candidate this year and the best overall DPSI candidate in the country. As such, he won the Corsellis Cup and the Susan Tolman CPD prize. Senior interpreting lecturer Nathalie Brooksbank and Italian interpreting tutor Angela Caranza were very proud of their student when his HRH Prince Michael of Wales congratulated Nicola during the CiOL Award Ceremony on November 6 at the Barbican in London.

Nicola di Pasqua said: "I had already been working as an interpreter and translator for a few years when I decided to take the DPSI Health option. I remember spending a long time looking for a suitable preparatory course which could both provide solid practical training and lead the way into further studies. It was not an easy decision to make, but it was well worth all the planning.

At London Met I found competent and passionate people whose teaching and advice have supported me all the way through a fascinating (if at times very challenging) studying journey, and continue to motivate me. I took the DPSI examination in June 2014, and in October 2014 I was awarded the Corsellis Cup for the Best Candidate in the Health Option and the Susan Tolman CPD Prize for the Best Overall DPSI Candidate, having qualified with full distinctions. I am currently studying an MA in Translation Studies at the University of Durham."