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Cathedral Sings Student's Praises

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Date posted: 18 March 2014

Derby Cathedral has been singing the praises of a University of Derby Buxton student who translated one of their information leaflets into Latvian.

And the leaflet which Annija Kucinska helped to produce for visitors has already been reprinted because of demand.

"We have a massive array of different languages in our leaflets, and we did a reprint of the Latvian ones not long ago," said Jackie Croft, Cathedral Administrator. "We get people from everywhere coming here.

"The University, with its students coming from all over the world, is a wonderful resource for local organisations, and we're very grateful to Annija for her help."

Annija, a Joint Honours Tourism Management student, said the translation work made all the difference to visitors from her home country.

"Even though we are a small country, it's so much more welcoming to know that somebody has taken the time to translate it into your language," she said.

Derby Cathedral's history fitted in with Annija's interest in heritage, and she is thinking of a career in the museum sector.

Annija said her degree course at Buxton helped her develop a professional approach, and the opportunities to volunteer added to her experience.

"University helps you to remember all the things you need to know, and encourages me to be active as well," she said. "The detail is so important, and the teachers give you a lot of support."

For more press information, conact John Phillips at j.phillips@derby.ac.uk
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