Offer sign language as part of the LFA programme
I'd like BSL (british sign language) to be one of the options for the free "languages for all" programme the university offers.
The idea has passed the voting stage and will be discussed in the next Executive Meeting.
The Executive Team has decided that Ellie Grace, the Disabled Students' Officer, Edmund Walker, the VP Education, and Jestin Bartlett, the Trans Officer, will lead the idea.
VP Education is in contact with the LFA Coordinators. Due to the possibility of them scaling down the LFA programme, they seemed reluctant at first to add anything extra to the programme. However, VP Education is putting together a proposal to present to the LFA team on the benefits of adding this to the scheme, even with scaling it down. This would look at getting it added by the 2019/20 academic year.
After meeting with LFA, VP Education has advised that it will not be possible to provide this for the 2018/19 academic year as planning is already well under way for delivery of LFA programmes. However, planning for 2019/20 will start in Term 1 next year and LFA will be working with VP Ed to see how this can be included, what costs will be etc. More updates to come in term 1.
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