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Speech and Language Society recognised for their outstanding contributions

The Speech and Language Society were honoured at an event in Cardiff.

Newcastle University's students in the Speech and Language Society have been awarded a Giving Voice award from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) last night (Wednesday, October 3) at a national event in Cardiff. This was in recognition of their outstanding contributions to raising awareness of how Speech and Language Therapists support people with speech, language and communication needs.

Staff within Speech and Language Sciences made the nomination, because they were so impressed with the innovative ways the Society has worked throughout the year and with the impact of their work.

The RCSLT judges described how they were impressed with the series of proactive initiatives the society had undertaken throughout the year with the public.

Julie Morris, Head of Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, said: "It is a pleasure to work with our students and this demonstrates their commitment to the profession and to improving the lives of people with speech, language and communication needs. It is superb and well deserved. 

"Congratulations to all who have been involved over time."

Gemma Connor, Charlotte Strutt and Catherine Morrison receive their from RCSLT President Sir George Cox. Credit: Geoff Wilson

published on: 8 October 2018