Student Creative Assistant Opportunity
Calling all students! Are you interested in being part of a creative, collaborative, digital project that aims to enhance the student pre-arrival experience? Are you interested in learning more about design thinking and digital media creation? We are currently looking for Student Creative Assistants to take part in an exciting new project: 'Preparing Pre-Arrival Arts Faculty Students for the Warwick Student Experience'. This project aims to improve student engagement and experience before arrival at University, and support student’s academic induction. Working together, the project leads and a team of Student Creative Assistants will develop an online Moodle resource full of myth-busting information about academic life and learning in the Faculty of Arts. Student Creative Assistants will be paid for their work on the project.
We are also looking for student participants for a focus group which aims to find out more about the student pre-arrival experience on the 29th May 3-4.30 (pizza will be available)!
Dr Kathryn Woods (Arts Faculty Director of Student Experience) and Dr Damien Homer (Arts Faculty Widening Participation Co-ordinator) have recently been awarded funding by the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) for a project which aims to support student engagement and the student experience before arrival at University right through to academic induction. Working together, the project leads and a team of Student Creative Assistants will develop an online Moodle resource full of myth-busting information about academic life and learning in the Faculty of Arts. Find out more here!
World Autism Awareness Day - Assistive Technologies, Active Participation
The 2nd April was World Autism Awareness Day. This is an internationally observed day that takes place every year. The theme this year is 'Assistive Technologies, Active Participation'. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK - that's more than 1 in 100. You can learn more about autism in this introductory video from the National Autistic Society
The 2019 World Autism Awareness Day observance at UN Headquarters in New York focused on 'leveraging the use of assistive technologies for persons with autism as a tool in removing the barriers to their full social, economic and political participation in society, and in promoting equality, equity and inclusion'. Topics discussed included:
The Internet and digital communities: Levelling the playing field
Independent living: Smart home technology and more
Education and employment: Communication and executive functioning
Telemedicine: Opening the doors to healthcare
The right to be heard: Political participation and advocacy