Top Marks for Combined Honours Student

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:35:00 GMT

Charlotte Traynor, French and Linguistics student at the University of Huddersfield, has achieved a National Award from the Chartered Institute of Linguists for top marks in the country for the Certificate in Languages for Business. This was presented to her at the annual CIOL and IoL Education Trust awards evening on 14 November by CIOL’s Royal Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

For the past two years students from the University have attended additional business orientated language classes which lead to the Certificate in Languages for Business in which Charlotte achieved the amazing feat of gaining the highest marks in the country.

Charlotte said “The awards ceremony, held at the BMA House in London, was nerve wracking to say the least- I was in the presence of many professionals who are well known in the fields of translation, interpreting and promoting language use in business and academic circles. To top this off, being presented the award by Prince Michael of Kent made the evening a memorable occasion and showed me how well respected the Institute and their awards are. It was an evening that was welcoming, and for me personally, boosted my confidence in my abilities.”

Charlotte has since applied to become a Student Affiliate of the Institute.  She said “This means I will become a Career Affiliate after completing my degree here at Huddersfield, and confirm my commitment to Continuing Professional Development. This also provides students with a valuable competitive edge when seeking employment or starting a career as a freelance linguist.”

Other awards presented during the evening include one named after David Crystal, who holds an honorary doctorate with the University, and who is a consultant for and contributor to Babel, the language magazine produced by staff and students of Linguistics and Modern Languages. 

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