Modern Languages finalists at the celebration

Modern Languages finalists celebrate with staff and alumnae

On 19 March, over 100 finalists attended a Modern Languages Celebration hosted by staff from the Department and the College of Humanities. Professor Adam Watt, Head of Modern Languages, introduced the event by thanking students for their hard work and commitment during their time with the Department.

Two Modern Languages alumnae were also in attendance and delivered brief talks that discussed how their degrees have helped to shape their careers. Amanda Town is an Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and Ashleigh Williams is an International Officer at the University of Exeter.

Professor Adam Watt comments, “The Modern Languages Celebration for finalists was a terrific event. It really demonstrated what a strong group feeling there is among the linguists, developed through the common experience of surviving the year abroad and returning to Exeter with a common purpose. The event had a warm, inclusive, really positive atmosphere, helped along by bucks fizz and cake, and both staff and students thoroughly enjoyed it. The excellent talks from recent Modern Languages alumni were testament to the great potential modern linguists have when they graduate. I certainly hope we can make this event a permanent fixture in the College calendar.”

Staff from the Development and Alumni Relations Office and the Career Zone were present to raise awareness of the services they offer to finalists and recent graduates. The event is part of the College of Humanities’ ‘It’s never too late…’ campaign which is aimed at finalists to give them an extra level of support in the last months of their degree and the first months after graduation.

A photographer captured the celebration and the photos are available to view on the Modern Languages Facebook page.

Date: 7 April 2014

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