The Shadow Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education has visited Bournemouth University.
John Pugh MP toured BU’s Talbot Campus – including the Student Centre building – with Vice-Chancellor Professor John Vinney, and found out more about cutting-edge research taking place at the university.
He met with Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Julie Kirkby, who explained and demonstrated research she is supervising into how children with dyslexia read and process words.
John Pugh also had the opportunity to try out the eye-tracking technology which is used as part of the research to measure where people’s gaze and attention is held while reading.
He then went on to meet with Students’ Union President Chloe Schendel-Wilson and SUBU Head of Student Engagement Joff Cooke, discussing issues relevant to students.
The Liberal Democrat Party Conference is currently taking place at the Bournemouth International Centre.