30 Mar

Supported Open Day – University of West London 22nd June 2016

The University of West London has a fantastic opportunity for D/deaf learners thinking of going to university.

There will be extra provision for potential students who will require communication support.

This will make the general open day fully accessible to all students, and will provide a gateway into Higher Education, enabling them to ask the important questions about their academic future.

If you would like more information please contact us at info@deaf-fellowship.org
Open Day: 22nd June 2016
Time: 09:30 am – 02:30 pm
Location: Ealing Campus, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF
21 Jul

LSE – Deaf Learner Information Day – 15th October 2015

The London School of Economics and Political Science have a fantastic opportunity for young Deaf people thinking about going to university.

LSE inside

This accessible event will allow you to get important information on student finance (Student Finance England), UCAS, Accommodation,  support available (Disabled Students Allowance), and you will get the opportunity to watch other Deaf people talking about the benefits of higher education.  To make the day even more special there will also be a chance to win an Android Tablet.

Event Details:

Thursday 15 October 2015
9.45am – 2.00pm
Note: Lunch will be provided on the day

This event will be held at:

London School of Economics
and Political Science
Haughton Street
Old Building

If you would like to register your interest or find out more information please contact our events team at:
Email:   info@deaf-fellowship.org
Phone: 0161 954 6058
Text:      07544 310458

A map of the campus and surrounding area is available on the LSE website at the following link:

29 May

Trafford Deaf BME Project

Trafford Deaf BME Project

An opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and deafblind people.


The BME project has been set up to support and inform D/deaf and hard of hearing people from the Trafford and Greater Manchester area.

The dates are as follows:

  • Friday 24th July 2015, 2-5pm
  • Friday 14th August 2015, 2-5pm
  • Friday 11th September 2015, 2-5pm
  • Friday 9th October 2015, 2-5pm
  • Friday 13th November 2015, 2-5pm
  • Friday 11th December 2015, 2-5pm

The event will be held at:

  •  Harry Lord House, Humphrey Road, Stretford, Manchester M16 9DF.

If you would like more information please email D.E.A.F events team at:

28 May

UEL’s Information Day – Friday 10th July


Would you like to find out more about university?

We have an exciting opportunity for Deaf, Sensory Loss and Disabled Learners

This event will enable Deaf, Sensory Loss, and Disabled Learners to participate in many activities that will ensure you get an understanding of; university life, Student Finance SFE (Loans & Grants), Disabled Students Allowance DSA, Accommodation, and what support is available to provide you with the right access to your studies.

So.. come down to our Information Day on the 10th July 2015  at the University of East London.

If you would like more information please email D.E.A.F events team at:


Poster UEL

Information Event UEL


22 Apr

Deaf students get a taste of life at DMU

Following on from our Deaf Learner Event at De Montfort University the University released a press release praising the event’s success… (please see below)

A group of deaf and hard of hearing students got a taste of university life at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) as part of an event with Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF).

D/deaf students – referred to as D/deaf as ‘Deaf’ individuals tend to have a strong deaf identity, whereas ‘deaf’ people are closer to the hearing community – were able to find out about the support available at university and speak to graduates and current students.

Sebastian Cunliffe, 22, from Gateway College, said: “I think it is brilliant here. It looks like a good university and there is good support for deaf people here as well.

“I’m thinking of studying art so it has been really good to see the work by students on display.”

Esmail Patel, Managing Director at DEAF, said: “This event is extremely important so that learners can find out about accessibility”.

“DEAF are proud and honoured to be working in partnership with De Montfort University. It is a lovely environment and the staff are professional and helpful, which is very important.”


To view the full article please visit the De Montfort University Website

09 Apr

UCAS BSL Information Video

UCAS commissioned D.E.A.F to produce a series of British Sign Language videos that inform D/deaf students on the process of applying and completing their online applications.

  • If you would like to know more about UCAS and to access thier online portal please visit: www.ucas.com
  • If you would like to recieve support in filling out your application please email us at: info@deaf-fellowship.org
  • If you would like to know more about our accessible media production service please contact our Media team at: media@deaf-fellowship.co.uk


01 Apr

Signature British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 (5th May 2015)

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a second cohort for British Sign Language Level 1 starting on Tuesday the 5th May 2015.

If you are interested in finding out more about this course or our level 1 and 2 running in September please contact us at using the contact form link above or at:

Email:   info@deaf-fellowship.org
Phone: 0161 945 6058

DEAF run courses are fully accredited by signature and we have a 100% pass rate, we alos offer payment plans over the duration of the course.

[ezcol_1third]Course Fees:[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]£350 (inclusive of registration and exam fees)[/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third]Start Date:[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]5th May 2015[/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third]Time:[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]6:30 pm – 8:30pm[/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third]Duration:[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]33 weeks[/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third]Location:[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]D.E.A.F – South Manchester Training Centre[/ezcol_2third_end]

BSL Level 1 Poster May 2015

BSL Level 1 Poster May 2015


01 Apr

Manchester Enterprise Academy

Esmail’s “Further Education Programme” students from Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) were delighted to receive their certificates for the Basic British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness programme.

Principal James Eldon has previously lauded the programme as brilliant and singled DEAF CEO Esmail as one of the stars of MEA’s commitment to unique teaching and inclusion.

After the initial presentation they were also joined by D/deaf members of the Manchester United Foundation praising the work MEA had undertaken in supporting the programme.

Manchester Enterprise Academy manchester united foundation

Manchester Enterprise Academy & Manchester United Foundation

01 Apr

Winstanley College – Presentation

We are delighted that the students at Winstanley College have completed their Basic British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness programme.

The students said they loved the course and thought Jonathan Slack our in-house trainer was fantastic.

Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (D.E.A.F) continues to push the boundaries of awareness and education delivering our carefully designed Further Education Programme, furthering the engagement of the D/deaf community.