Alumni share a flavour of working with people with learning disabilities

Learning Disability Week

As we look back on a successful week supporting and raising awareness of #LearningDisabilityWeek, we want to inspire others to explore a career working with people with learning disabilities.

Many of our alumni have gone on to have successful and fulfilling careers working with people who have learning disabilities. Throughout the week (15th – 21st June) we heard from inspirational graduates who shared their love and enthusiasm for their roles, from a Community Learning Disability Nurse to Head of Nursing at a Learning Disability Unit they all have a distinctive common theme, their passion for their job. For many of them, they started their career here at USW studying BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities).

Rachel Morgan, Specialist Lead and Senior Lecture here at USW explains It’s never too late to work with the most inspirational people. Pursuing a career supporting people with learning difficulties can enhance the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Ruth Norway, Professor of Learning Disability nursing has helped develop a new tool to support people with learning disabilities in Wales. Listen to her Sixty Seconds Spotlight where she explains how good communication can save lives.

If you’re a graduate looking to give back to the University through volunteering opportunities like Learning Disability week, join the community of Alumni Volunteers today

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