College Takes a Stand at Deaffest
Day two of our tour... we're in Bentley Bridge today!
Walsall College’s Deaf Academy will have an information stall at Deaffest, the UK’s leading deaf film and arts festival, being held at the Light House in Wolverhampton from 25th-27th May.
Deaffest celebrates and showcases the talents of deaf filmmakers and media artists from all over the world with free screenings, seminars and an awards ceremony. On Saturday 26th May, information stalls from various organisations will be set up in the courtyard, as well as fun family-themed activities.
The College’s Deaf Academy is a specialist department which provides a high level of support to deaf students, with access to BSL qualified interpreters, notetakers, one-to-one support and specialist lecturers.
College staff will be informing visitors about the Academy’s services, as well as taking applications for courses starting in September.
Deaf student, Zak Ahmed is studying for a Cache Foundation Level 1 Award in Caring for Children at Walsall College. He said: “I chose to come here because of the help and support the Academy provides to deaf students.
“All the staff are very friendly and are helping me to achieve my dream of working as a Teaching Assistant in a deaf school.
“Deaffest will be a great chance for prospective deaf students to discuss their further education and individual needs in an informal environment.”
More information about the Deaf Academy and all the courses offered at Walsall College, will also be available during the College’s open day on Wednesday 20th June.