Ten young people who are deaf or have a hearing loss got a taste of college life when they took part in a college preparation course at City of Glasgow College.
The one week course was organised by Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s ‘On the Move Project’ which offers advice to young people living in Central Scotland who are deaf or have a hearing loss. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
The programme included input from Student Support Services regarding what support is available to deaf students at college, how to access it, a discussion and quiz around managing your money and avoiding debt, how to work with Interpreters and Electronic Notetakers and what equipment is available to support you in your learning.
The group also took part in photography and printing sessions where they got to use old fashioned pinhole cameras, work in the dark room developing photograms and got the chance to be the photographer and the model during high key (very bright) and low key, silhouette photography. They learned how to use Photoshop, do screen printing and designed their own t-shirts to prove it!
Their work was displayed at an end of course celebration attended by Action on Hearing Loss and college staff as well as family and friends.
Barbra Wylie an Employment Advisor with ‘On the Move’ said, "The college preparation course was hugely successful. The feedback from the young people was very positive and the feeling was that they now felt more confident in going to college and were more able to make decisions about their future."
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