Dan Wang

Country: China
Subject of study: Translation Studies
Year of graduation: 2019
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

My tutors are knowledgeable and experienced and not only give me support all the time, but also give me new perspectives to help with translation. I found it so interesting to do translation tasks using Computer Assisted Tools such as Trados. I have also enjoyed every moment of my time with translation students both in and outside classes. Communicating with my classmates, who come from different cultures (e.g. British, Italian, Irish, Polish, Spanish), has been such a joy and has made me more open-minded.

Some of the students were are profiling have in addition to their degree been awarded a departmental prize or award in recognition of their exceptional achievements. If this applies to you please can you tell us about the award you have received and what this award means to you?

Awarded CIOL Diploma of Translation Exemption from Units 2A and 2B (Technology and Business) in both Chinese to English and English to Chinese translation. I am so glad to receive these two certificates. They will definitely strengthen my resume when I will enter the language services industry soon. I feel very grateful that my tutors always give me help, support and advice on improving linguistic skills and enjoying study and life at Exeter.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Member of Out of Doors Society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

I have been working for the University as a part-time intern (Translation Studies Student Ambassador) to undertake some translation and marketing tasks and it is very exciting to gain hands-on experience. Moreover, I had the pleasure and honour to be a volunteer speaker/guide for “Translating Clothing: Tour in Chinese at RAMM”, Translation ! Festival 2019. I love Exeter. 

What will you miss the most about University?

I will miss the University’s stunning campus and the cafeteria at Queens Building which has the best coffee. Sitting on a bench near Reed Hall and having a book to read would be a very wonderful way to spend a day.

What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)

 The combination of a stunning campus, supportive staff, all-inclusive courses and Exeter as a friendly and safe city will definitely make Exeter as the perfect university for anyone to choose. The city is dynamic, green, peaceful and has a great variety of resources to help its students enjoy their studies and life as well as take the next steps in their careers.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Upon my tutor’s recommendation, I am now working as a free-lancer for a translation company in Exeter. I really enjoy my work so I may stay in Exeter a bit longer.