Inclusivity Award 2018 Winner!

inclusivity award 2018Huge congratulations to Christine Scholes, our Additional Learning Support Manager for winning the BU Vice-Chancellor Inclusivity Award 2018! 

Chris says that ‘working ardently towards inclusivity is the right thing to do so this nomination is for the ALS Team.. and having won the Award, I’m dedicating it to you all (ALS).  I feel very proud of our Team and it’s a good feeling that we have been recognised for the excellent work that we do on a daily basis.’

Well done!


Marvellous Makaton

The BBC shared a news story of a deaf six-year-old boy’s response to a CBeebies Bedtime Story using sign language. It was the first time a person had signed the Bedtime Story in Makaton.

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. The signs used in Makaton have been designed to emulate those used in British Sign Language (BSL)

See more about the response:



BU graduate Josh Barry – who studied BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and Television and MA writing – is challenging perceptions of living with a disability in his recently published autobiography, ‘Adapted’.

Read more about Josh’s story…:







Launch of the Additional Learning Support (ALS) Research Hub

CEL The BU Additional Learning Support (ALS) Department has recently launched a research hub.   The ALS Research Hub will conduct research projects across varying topics usually with a particular emphasis on higher education and student learning.  Keep an eye on the latest projects via their blog: