Deaf Futures Digital Series 2021

Be part of Deaf Unity’s exciting Deaf Futures 2021 free accessible digital series, focusing on Education, Employment and Well-being in the Deaf Community.

Deaf Futures

Deaf Unity has repurposed our planned face-to-face conference into a series of exciting presentations. The pandemic and lockdown doesn’t mean missing out, being further disenfranchised or having access issues made even worse. Sign up for free here to receive an email each time there is new content.

What kind of content do we have?

Take a look at some special, sneak peaks below at the content already released. Sign up to EventBrite to access the full versions. Free content, in your inbox – couldn’t be easier!

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UCAS Personal Statement Masterclass

Heather Judd is a specialist advisor from West Kent College. Here she gives targeted advice to those filling out UCAS forms and going through the process for the first time. This information is valuable now and in the future for those applying in the next round. Students, teachers and advisors will all benefit from watching. Watch the preview:

Heather will be adding to this presentation with additional advice on Next Steps, such as clearing and fielding offers. Coming soon!

BrightNetwork – CV Masterclass

Shelly O’Gilvie is an advisor from one of the leading organisations giving support to graduates. We have partnered with BrightNetwork to provide critical support to new and recent deaf graduates now entering the jobs market. In this packed presentation, Shelly shares industry secrets on how to craft your CV into a best-of-class example. Want to stand out from the crowd? Take a watch of our sneak peak here!

Special Offer – We are offering a one-of-its-kind, tailored service for Deaf Graduates. Join our special CV clinic from BrightNetwork experts. Unsure if your CV is hitting the mark? Keep failing at the first stage of applications? Use this unique link to sign up to BrightNetwork’s service and enjoy the support of Deaf Unity and BrightNetwork’s combined expertise.

Bilingualism and Creating a Thriving Learning Environment

Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children is the country’s leading school following a bilingual approach. The school is a model in creating a rich and BSL-immersed learning environment. Head Teacher Dani Sive joins our Trustee, Paul Ntulila, to discuss the school’s philosophy and how they have responded to the pandemic and remote learning.

Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Deaf Community

Vicky from Sign Health’s Domestic Abuse Service discusses this sensitive but vital topic. She discusses the real dangers and issues that people face and how this is compounded for the Deaf Community. She outlines the various avenues of assistance and support that are out there. If you or someone you know are experiencing this situation, please do seek help. *Trigger Warning*

Coming Soon – Presentations in BSL with Captions and Voice Over:

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace – delivered in BSL by Marije Davidson
  • Featured Deaf Unity Role Models – presented in BSL by Helen Foulkes
  • The Need for Role Models in Inspiring the Next Generation – a discussion in BSL between Abdi Gas and Robert Adam
  • Intersectionality Through a Deaf Lens – a discussion in BSL between Moona Mohammed and Abigail Gorman

We are happy to have the support of a range of organisations from within the Community who are helping to make this a success. We also appreciate the support of the interpreters, captioners and editors who are putting their allyship into action by supporting this work.

Would you like to demonstrate your commitment to inclusivity, accessibility and allyship? Consider becoming a sponsor of our Deaf Futures Series. For more information on how to become a sponsor and how you will benefit, click here.

You will be joining a host of supporters, including: Microlink PLC, BrightNetwork, STAART, SignSolutions and InterpretersLive and ELREM!

Deaf Futures Sponsors

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