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UK universities’ abilities to make the most of their web sites to attract UK students have received something of a thumbs-down from sixth-formers, an article on the Times Higher Educational web sitetoday says.  The gist is that university applicants want to hear a bit less from the universities themselves and a lot more from their students, reflecting wider web trends in respect of the value placed on peer reviews.

We can’t really speak for the UK students but we do know that De Montfort University in Leicester has been capturing the views and voices of their current international students in order to help attract their future overseas intake.

We provided interpreters in Mandarin, Thai, Lithuanian and Polish to help in the production of their new international video which intersperses essential information about the university with real students sharing their experiences of life there.  De Montfort has international students from over 50 countries so it’s very much in their interests to make the most of the opportunity to provide the information that prospective students clamour for in a way that is readily accessible.

Since SanTranslate first set up in 2001 with the help of Nottingham Trent University we have worked closely with the international offices of a number of higher education institutions, including Nottingham Trent itself, the University of Nottingham, Goldsmiths College London, Imperial College London and the University of Wolverhampton, translating for them a wide variety of print and web based materials.