Fourth year students from the University of St Mark & St John’s highly regarded NHS Speech & Language Therapy programme were recognised in a national award recently.
The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) presents its annual Giving Voice Awards to those who have made a significant contribution to the Giving Voice campaign over the past year.
‘Marjon Give Voice’ group included students Lizzie Dawes, Lucy Singer and Cornelia Honold. The trio won the award for running events on campus and in Plymouth City Centre to provide the local community with a greater understanding of how speech and language therapists help people with communication needs.
As well as setting up an information stall in the Drake Circus Shopping Centre, students worked with retailers LUSH and EE. This enabled shoppers and staff to take part in discussion and activities. LUSH also helped people share their thoughts on communication by writing supportive messages in speech bubbles on its shop windows.
In addition to these activities, the students wrote, performed and recorded an inspiring video which they uploaded onto YouTube to spread their message even further.
A representative from the RCSLT said: “As with previous years, there has been a high volume of excellent nominations and the RCSLT would like to thank all Giving Voice champions for their continued support.”
Pictured left to right: Lizzie Dawes, Lucy Singer, RCSLT President Sir George Cox, Cornelia Honold.
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