Posted on 01/11/2013
This week, d/Deaf prospective students from across the country visited Royal Holloway to attend an event in our beautiful Picture Gallery. The event, hosted in partnership with the Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship, aimed to give learners a taste of life at Royal Holloway, as well as finding out about the specific support that our Education Support Office and beyond is able to give to d/Deaf learners.
Students were given presentations, aided by interpreters and a palantypist, on Disability, Student Finance and Careers Support at Royal Holloway, as well as taking campus tours, finding out about student life and meeting d/Deaf graduates in an interactive role models session. Our Student Ambassadors were also on hand to share their experiences and give a first-hand perspective on life at Royal Holloway.
The event was a great success with one attendee commenting that "today helped me to feel more confident about accessing support at university. I definitely feel more able to apply to university knowing that help is available". Kylie Hazeldine, UK Recruitment, WP and Outreach Manager said "Royal Holloway was founded over 125 years ago as an Access Institution - being a university for women, and today we are proud to continue this tradition of supporting applicants and students from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education. Today was a fantastic opportunity to get this message across to d/Deaf learners, and we hope to see many of them as students at Royal Holloway in the near future.