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Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Disability Service offers an introductory New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) course, which will be held in the Puaka James Hight building each Thursday in Term 3 (July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26) from 12-12.50pm.

Participants are taught:
• The finger-spelling alphabet
• Basic phrases
• Some university-specific vocabulary
• Basic grammar
• Deaf culture

No previous NZSL experience is required.

The course is open to both students and staff and the cost is $60. Please email hayley.cranstoun@canterbury.ac.nz to register.

Attendees have the option of further developing their NZSL through community-based courses.

Watch UC student Benazir and Disability Advisor Nicola to see how you can meet and greet in NZSL: 

For more information, please visit the website here>

Join the UCSA’s Disabled Students’ Focus Group

The UCSA is holding a focus group for disabled students on Thursday 20 May, and we’d love you to join us.

This is a chance for you to let us know what you want to see improved for disabled students on campus. We would also like your input on forming a club for disabled students and what it would look like to you.

Related: University of Canterbury Disabled Students’ Association Sign-up Sheet

Join our focus group. There are prizes up for grabs.