Sign Language Society

Special Interest/Media

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Unfortunately the SU website is currently missing some key features that would allow us to contact you properly. If you have registered interest, want to join a taster session or have purchased membership, please could you take 2-3 minutes to fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/u9GLEwhXQGX3xyx78 .

An opportunity to learn beginners British Sign Language (BSL) in a relaxed environment with the help of experienced teachers as well as support from the society members themselves. Usually sessions for members are every Wednesday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm during semester time, followed by a drink or two at Interval. (this has been suspended in line with our SU 2020 mandate against in-person activities). For more information check out our Facebook group (facebook.com/groups/sheffsls).

1 year membership to classes (online & in-person) is open to University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam Students, this includes a £1 donation to a registered Deaf charity - we are currently fundraising for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

1 year, non-student pricing is £8, under 18s may be allowed, if accompanied by a parent/guardian - this includes a £2 donation to a registered Deaf charity (HDDP)

Due to Government, University and SU restrictions on in-person activities, we unfortunately can't yet offer a definitive date for live sessions. The SU is planning to review their policies on a monthly basis. We are planning an online taster session for October, with following sessions run weekly/fortnightly towards the end of the semester.

Much of the material that we teach is based on Level 1 BSL syllabus, and if you feel prepared, we can try to put you in contact with Signature approved Level 1 BSL examiners. Our course length is up to 10/11 weeks per semester.

If you have registered interest, want to join a taster session or have purchased membership, please could you take 2-3 minutes to fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/u9GLEwhXQGX3xyx78.

By tapping/clicking the 'Join this group button', you can select a membership type. The new SU website has unfortunately been experiencing some faults, but please bare with us if your membership is not immediately registered.

If you're not a UoS student and haven't used the Sheffield Students Union website before, you may need to register an account, when prompted. Please message us on messenger m.me/ContactSignSoc, email us directly at sign.language@sheffield.ac.uk, or check out our website at sheffieldsls.wixsite.com/sign/home for any further help.

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