Apart from my teaching duties I play a full and active role in all aspects of Dot’s business. This includes marketing, future planning, finance, website content and update and basic administration. So I am happy to help with all queries that relate to Dot.
A relatively recent achievement that has excited me is the challenge of designing my own curriculum and assessments in BSL, to deliver a Stage 1 course to undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Surrey. This has required me to bring BSL in line, as far as possible, with the eleven spoken languages in the program. BSL has quickly became a firm favourite with the students. I now deliver three Stage 1 courses each year and this year, for the first time, I was asked to deliver a Stage 2 course.
In my previous career I have been a Disability/Deaf Campaigner for four organisations: National Union of Students (NUS); RNID, BDA and Disability Rights Commission (DRC) between October 2000 and September 2011. I am committed to equality and empowerment for D/deaf, disabled and all diverse groups within society.