Press Releases 2016

‘Include’ conference for UWTSD students


On Thursday, January 28th, the Faculty of Education and Communities at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) held a very successful conference for their level 6 students under the title ‘Include’ at the Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen.‌

Sue Ainsworth, Academic Co-ordinator for the School of Social Justice and Inclusion, chaired the morning’s proceedings and also welcomed the guest speakers.  The first speaker was Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Support for Learners, Welsh Government, and she led the audience through the latest developments in Additional Learning Needs. 

 The second speaker was Siân Owen, former Director of Inclusion, Mudiad Meithrin.  She shared her enthusiasm with the listeners as she discussed coping with change and loss.

 Sue Ainsworth said:

“It was a great honour and privilege to welcome the keynote presenter, Alison John, a notable speaker and campaigner in the field of disability.  She shared her honest views on attitudes towards and provision for disabled people in society in her own inimitable manner. Some of the students present described her presentation as ‘inspirational and thought-provoking’.”

The Faculty of Education and Communities at UWTSD is about people: how people learn, how people live and how people organize themselves in society. A range of programmes are offered, from FounA series of workshops were held in the afternoon led by Faculty staff and external providers. Many students described the conference as ‘interesting’, ‘relevant’, ‘empowering’ and ‘fantastic’.  The organisers would therefore like to thank everybody who helped make this a worthwhile and successful day.

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