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