Around 200 people from across Somerset and Dorset found out more about dyslexia at an event organised by Bournemouth University (BU).
BU ran the talk on dyslexia in partnership with the Blue School and Action Dyslexia in Wells, Somerset, as part of its equality and diversity fair access outreach work.
The event took place as a result of the on-going work undertaken between BU and the Blue School, which has seen many sixth form Psychology and Health and Social Care students from the school come to BU to find out more about studying in higher education as well as learning more about disability, mental health and eating disorders.
In addition, the school received a visit last academic year from the paralympian, Ben Rushgrove.
A total of 200 people from a range of locations in Somerset and Dorset came to hear Neil Mackay from Action Dyslexia share practical strategies on dyslexia for schools, colleges, universities and employers. Event feedback showed that attendees’ confidence in their own knowledge of dyslexia had increased.
The Blue School also used the event as an opportunity to share the support it provides for students with dyslexia. A cake sale and raffle was also organised as a fundraising opportunity for Blue School students undertaking a World Challenge expedition later in the academic year.
To find out more about the BU equality and diversity outreach work, see its equality and diversity playlist on YouTube.