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Double the success for Speech & Language Therapy Students

Released: 13.08.15


Identical twins Claire and Laura Newing both secured a place at the University after achieving identical grades. 

The twins, 18, from Cornwall College St Austell, Cornwall, both secured a place at the University of St Mark & St John to study Speech and Language Therapy, after achieving exactly the same results.

Claire said: “I feel pretty amazing; we’re very close and we helped each other with all the revision. It’s a bit surprising to get the same grades; I am delighted. Tonight we’re planning a nice evening with family and to just relax.”

Both students achieved AAB grades in Psychology, Sociology and Biology. The pair will follow in their sister's footsteps who also studied Speech and Language Therapy at the University fo St Mark & St John.

The University of St Mark & St John offers the first and only Speech and Language Therapy programme in the UK where students can graduate already competent to work with people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties; this makes graduates very attractive to future employers.

It covers a broad curriculum to enable students to register for professional practice as they learn core skills in topics such as linguistics, phonetics, science, psychology and speech and language pathology. 

A Speech and Language Therapist works with adults who may have suffered a stroke, have swallowing problems, voice disorders, fluency - stammering, head and neck cancer, head injury, progressive neurological mental health - dementia, and learning disabilities. 

In children, SLT therapists work with cleft palate, unintelligible speech, problems developing language, autistic spectrum disorders, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilties. 

Health Education South West covers the full cost of tuition fees for Speech and Language Therapy. A means-tested bursary is also available for students based in the UK.

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