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Westminster student wins plaudit in UN St. Jerome Translation Contest

Languages 22 April 2014

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Susana Lucas Céspedes - currently a student on the MA in Translation and Interpreting - received an Honourable Mention in the Spanish section of the 2013 St. Jerome Translation Contest.

The contest is organised by the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM). Winners in the seven language categories - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish and German - were announced at a ceremony held at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday 21 February 2014.

The contest sets texts that test the resourcefulness of translators to the full and is usually limited to past and present UN staff from duty stations and peacekeeping missions across the world. For the first time, in order to encourage translators of the future, this contest was opened up to partner universities who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN. Westminster was among a handful of universities who submitted entries and so it is particularly pleasing to have had a success on this first attempt. Susana faced stiff competition from translation professionals and was one of only three students to feature among the runners-up and honourable mentions. Congratulations to Susana on this marvellous achievement.

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