NEWS FOR MAY 2011

Assembly Proves Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Added 26 May 2011

The Northern Ireland Assembly today became the first legislature in the United Kingdom to be awarded the prestigious RNID Action on Hearing Loss "Louder than Words" best practice chartermark.

Big Society, Big Opportunities?

Added 24 May 2011

The UK Council on Deafness is organising a conference aimed at improving understanding of 'Big Society' and explore the sector's role in ensuring deaf people can fully contribute to, and benefit from, 'Big Society'.

Couple's Brave Bike Challenge for Charity

Added 20 May 2011

A deaf man who is about to go completely blind will use the last of his sight for a mammoth journey for charity.

Bob Nolan, 50, and his wife Louise, 44, will cycle 1,000 miles on a tandem from Land's End to John O Groats this summer - with Louise, who is profoundly deaf, steering the way.

Shortlists for the Regional Teacher of the Year and Regional Learner of the Year

Added 18 May 2011

We are proud to announce the shortlists for the Regional Teacher of the Year and Regional Learner of the Year. You can view the shortlists here.

Deaf Health Research Project

Added 11 May 2011

SignHealth is working with deaf organisations from all over the UK on a really important piece of research looking into the health of deaf people. They want to know whether deaf people are less healthy than the hearing population and what deaf people think of health services. Once they have gathered proper, scientific research they can start to campaign for improvements.

Exciting Times Ahead Following Scottish Parliament General Election 2011

Added 11 May 2011

As you may have seen, Scotland has just held a general election. The SNP won the election with 69 seats out of 129. With 9 seats more than the combined opposition parties, the SNP have formed the first majority government since devolution. Labour have 37, the Conservatives 15, Liberal Democrats 5, the Greens 2 and one independent (Margo MacDonald).

Centre Fees 2011/12

Added 09 May 2011

The Signature Fees Booklet for the academic year 2011/2012 is now available. To download the new fees document click here.

NATED Conference 2011

Added 05 May 2011

Signature will be attending this year's NATED Conference, taking place at New College Durham on May 14.