On 10th December, the Right Honourable Priti Patel, Minister for Employment, paid a visit to BU. Disability, difference and employment is of specific interest to the minister. To this end, she met with ALS tutors Alison and Carole and three of our students: Jack Powell, Jenny Shaw and Rick Squire.
Jack and Jenny, final year undergraduates, recounted their experiences on work placement in which both have been very successful. Rick, who is in his first year, was able to discuss pre-university employment.
On this very timely occasion, Alison was able to explain our research into students with dyslexia and dyspraxia in placements and present the minister with a copy of the published paper.
Linda Ladle, Manager of Careers and Placements, was also present.