First and second year students on the Foundation Degree programmes for Early Years and Special Educational Needs participated in an exciting Academic Poster Presentation evening. Year two students illustrated their summary of research and outcomes to year one students, who’s peer reviewed their work.
Guest speakers such as Professor Jonathan Glazzard, who is leading research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, and Samantha from the Woman’s Refuge Charity made the evening most enjoyable as they explained their research and background to working with vulnerable children and young people.
Sarah Morris and Deborah Ellis, Programme Leaders said: ‘The whole evening encouraged students to engage with each other, through using visual medium and pitching their presentation with a lot of punch, that was intriguing and motivating for all.’
A second year student, Janine Kingston expressed how ‘The session was amazing, I have gained so much confidence over the last year. The guest speakers were interesting, it was good to hear Professor Jonathan Glazzard’s views and about his research – Translating the Rhetoric of Inclusion into Reality: A Life History account of One Teacher’s Determination to Make Inclusion Work.”
Janine further added that ‘The guest speaker from the Woman’s Refuge Charity was helpful, I’m not sure what I’d like to do with my degree, so she has given me food for thought. For the time being I am enjoying keeping my brain active and learning more about children and their needs whilst on the Foundation Degree Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs.’