Summer School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
An overview of the Summer School events that have been delivered at the University of Edinburgh.
As per the University of Edinburgh's first-ever British Sign Language (BSL) Plan published in 2018, one of the actions within the plan refers to the delivery of a bespoke Summer School:
There have been three separate Summer School events delivered in online (2021) and in-person (2022 and 2023). A total of 23 deaf and hard of hearing young people from all over the UK have attended these. A detailed report about each Summer School can be read on the following links:
Some quotes from participants on their thoughts about Summer School:
The fact it was for Deaf people only. There's not many of those available
The information about all the help that will be available to me as a deaf student applying to university. As before this was very confusing and complicated to me.
Meeting new deaf people across the UK, as I wouldn't have that opportunity if it wasn't for the event.
Everybody got along really well, even though there were some barriers.
Getting the experience of living in halls and meeting new people.
I enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and become friends with other people like me