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Sign Language

The society is a sign language group which teaches students basic sign language. We run a British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 course. The course is one year long, with evening classes taking place each week of term and an exam at the end of each term. Topic areas include, the alphabet, numbers, colours, the calendar, describing yourself and your family, jobs, directions and many more. At the end of the year students who have successfully completed the course and passed all three exams will have gained a qualification in BSL Level 1.

There are also various socials and fundraisers throughout the year that members can get involved in outside of class.

Please note that on top of the membership fee, there is also a sizable course fee of £255 for those wanting to do the level 1 course (but still far cheaper than it would be to do the course elsewhere). More information and tickets for the course will be available here.


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[Until summer 2016, this group was known as 'Talking Hands']






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Meet your officer team

Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.

 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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