College students described as ‘incredibly valuable’

A TALK by two Weston College students with learning difficulties at a major conference in London has been described as ‘incredibly valuable’ by organisers.

Roisin Cash and Charlotte Davey spoke at the Enhancement and Learning Support Conference at Westminster Kingsway College, organised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

Roisin, aged 19, from Nailsea, and Charlotte, aged 16, of Weston, told more than 150 delegates how learning difficulties had affected them, what the college had done to support their needs, and how they were now helping to shape their own learning support programme.

The two students have been involved in a national research project to improve the quality and management of learning support in education, and both have helped to set up a Weston College-based web forum for students and staff to share thoughts and experiences.

Project organiser, Allie O’Brien, said: “It is incredibly valuable for staff to be able to hear what learners think, want and need.”

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