APTIS 2019

'Inside the Academy/Outside the Academy'

Newcastle University,  23-24 November 2019

*** Click here to view the conference programme!!***

Why join APTIS?

APTIS (Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies, UK and Ireland) was created in September 2017 with the aim of advancing education for the public benefit in the UK and Ireland so as to improve the quality of learning and teaching as well as research on translation and interpreting programmes at Higher Education institutions.

Become part of the APTIS Network:


Our innovative network allows all member institutions to share expertise in translation and interpreting studies with particular emphasis on the teaching of translation and interpreting studies at UK and Irish HE institutions. As a member of APTIS, your institution will be given access to our network where our members:

  • Share, explore and debate the latest developments in the teaching of translation and interpreting so as to make sure that your courses offer a second-to-none student experience in the field, including student employability;

  • Share the most up-to-date information to inform your graduates about the best choice for them in their T&I studies and beyond;

  •  Can find potential research partners in translation and interpreting studies at UK and Irish HE institutions. APTIS is a forum where members exchange best practice in research as well as teaching. Our APTIS Network gives members the opportunity to gather relevant information about career progression opportunities for PGRs (finding a post-doc position) and Early Career Researchers (creating a national research network, finding the next step);

  • Shape the future of T&I provision by enhancing the visibility of T&I degrees in the UK and in Ireland and help promote translation and interpreting as a profession;

  • Can potentially be nominated to represent APTIS as subject expert on research panels (APTIS is on the HEFCE list of nominating bodies for REF2021);

  • Resolve practical matters related to your T&I programmes (e.g. finding an external examiner for your T&I programmes) quickly and efficiently.

Shape our Annual Conference: 


Every APTIS institution can send one delegate for free to the APTIS annual conference and to the annual AGM where they can represent your institution. Member institution can also send an unlimited number of delegates to the APTIS annual conference at a heavily discounted rate for staff AND students. With guest speakers, expert talks and hands-on workshops, this annual conference is a great CPD opportunity for teachers and researchers of translation and interpreting at UK/Irish universities.

As an APTIS member, you can also offer to host the APTIS annual conference to enhance the visibility of your T&I offer nationally.

If you wish to join APTIS, please contact directly the President Dr JC Penet or APTIS Secretary

Dr Anne Stokes.


Our Constitution was officially adopted at inaugural meeting held at Newcastle University on 7 September 2017.

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