We are proud to share further news on Paul Whittington, an ALS student who has cerebral palsy. Paul has submitted his final PhD thesis and will be graduating as Dr Whittington in November! He has now started his 3-year post-doctoral researcher position in the Faculty of Science and Technology at BU.
And if it’s not enough…Paul’s car and the system that he developed to control the motorised driver’s seat, lift and tailgate (SmartATRS) is going to be featured in the Special Issue 1,491 (pages 24 and 25) of Auto Express magazine (20 Sep to 10 Oct).
Well done Paul, the sky’s the limit!
We have posted about amazing ALS student Toby and his ‘Bravery Organisation’ before. Toby has recently featured in the Daily Echo where he talked about his experience with tetraplegia and his hope to create a team of role models through his organisation to inspire young people to help change lives.
Read the article here.
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Are you dyslexic/neurodivergent? Are you a parent/carer for someone who is dyslexic/neurodivergent?
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ALS tutor, Amanda, attended Chiara’s graduation yesterday morning. She was an ALS student with dyslexia that Amanda has been supporting for several years. Chiara achieved a First BA (Hons) Marketing Communications in addition to the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Undergraduate Prize awarded to the undergraduate student whose performance or achievement is deemed by the Vice-Chancellor to have been most outstanding in their time at BU.