Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion BA (Hons) (SENDI) is close to my heart as my brother has additional needs. This and my passion for creating equal and inclusive opportunities for all encouraged me to study the course. By studying SENDI at Worcester, I have learned about the past, present, and future of educational topics and societal challenges.
The course has allowed me to develop my understanding and explore topics that I am interested in and passionate about, such as: making learners feel included, understanding various special educational needs and how important creating an equal society is, as well understanding the importance of Mental Health. These key values and concepts that are present in the learning content throughout the course. With a continual focus on creating a community built around advocating for voice, inclusion, equality and positive mental wellbeing.
It [the course] is structured to develop personal autonomy, which enabled me to thrive in assessments because of the various choices available, such as essays, posters, presentations and reflective pieces.
Throughout my studies here at Worcester, I have been able to look at real-life case studies, analysing past, present and future policies and legislation, hearing from guest speakers. Everything that I have learned in the classroom can be applied in real life to develop a culture of inclusion and supporting me to be the best version of me.
Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion BA (Hons) has allowed me to build my graduate skills for my future career in teaching and has given me options for future study at the University of Worcester and beyond.