Bursaries to help Future Translators
students have benefited from a £32,000 donation awarded to the Department
of Languages and European Studies.
Jacqueline Chavez, Daniel Pashley,
David Andahur and Natalie Kaalman will each receive a £2,000 bursary towards
their studies on the one-year diploma and MA course in Interpreting and
(centre) meets the bursary students (left to right) Jacqueline Chavez,
Daniel Pashley, David Andahur and Natalie Kaalman
The bursaries were established
by Anna Radcliffe, who pledged to donate £32,000 to postgraduate students
in Modern Languages over four years. Twelve students have so far benefited
from the funding. Anna was recently invited to meet the students taking
this year's course, where she said that she and her husband, Don, decided
to donate the money after realising the financial struggle students faced.
Their son Philip, 29, graduated from the University with a BA in French
and German in 1996 and an MA in Interpreting and Translating in 1998.
Head of Department Dr John
Russell said: "These four students might not have been able to do the
course but for this financial help. It was a very generous act. We are
pleased that they are now here and set to become top-class interpreters