Exeter student, Amy Williams (back row, third from right) with other competition finalists

Exeter Modern Languages student reaches finals of Languages Undergraduate of the Year competition

Earlier this year, Modern Languages student Amy Williams reached the final stage of the Languages Undergraduate of the Year competition, along with just 10 other shortlisted students who saw off fierce competition from over 600 hopefuls.

She joined the finalists at a gala ceremony in Canary Wharf, London where the winner was crowned “Languages Undergraduate of the Year 2014” and collected their award from Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.

The aim of the competition was to find the most outstanding multi-lingual student with a winning mix of personal skills, career motivation and an excellent academic record. It was open to current undergraduates from any year studying any degree subject. Applicants also had to be EU citizens and speak (as their mother tongue) any of the 24 official EU languages, as well as a second language fluently – either English, French or German.

The process was demanding with only the truly outstanding and committed making it through to the final stage. Tests along the way included a 2 hour online assessment, an oral presentation, a structured interview conducted in French or German (or English for those whose first language was not English) and a group exercise at an assessment centre.

The College would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Amy on this outstanding achievement. For more information about the competition, please visit the Undergraduate of the Year website.


Date: 9 June 2014

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