British Sign Language


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UEA British Sign Language Society


Who are we?

Taught by 3 enthusiastic signers, our society offers students the chance to learn basic British Sign Language. It is a fun and relaxed student led society that allows us to share our passion with others. No previous knowledge of BSL is required, the atmosphere is supportive non judgemental and encouraging for new signers. 

Pick it up in your own time through our YouTube Chanel, advance at your own pace and find out how to gain a qualification in British Sign Language. For any information about qualifications please send us a message! For healthcare and students that request attendance certificates for CPD, message us for this to be arranged. 

* Please note: Qualifications are not awarded in the society. *

The standard £5 membership is for the full academic year, it includes all of our events and weekly sessions.

When do we meet?


We meet every Tuesday for taught sessions from 5.30 -7pm on UEA campus – the first hour is for the beginners, where each session has a different topic such as food, animals. The last half an hour is for the intermediate session, where you can put your newly learnt signs into conversational practice. Everyone is welcome to stay for the whole session and catch up video's are on the UEA BSL YouTube chanel for optional catch up so that you don’t feel like you’re missing out through studies, which always come first. A sessions timetable and weekly posts will be uploaded regarding what each week will cover.

We also meet casually throughout the academic year through local events such as Norfolk Deaf Festival, Disability Pride and society socials. Keep an eye out for these amazing opportunities and social events; these are opportunities to practice your signing within the deaf community and to meet friends for life. 

British Sign Language is used across the UK by over 150,000 people, both deaf and hearing. A current topic that excites us and the deaf community is a potential upcoming GCSE. We welcome students, from undergraduates to postgraduates and from all ages and backgrounds. 

Who are the 2018/19 committee?

President: Imogen Morley

Vice President: Hannah Procter

Secretary: Hannah Procter

Treasurer: Bethany Wood

Equality and Diversity Rep: Meg Farrow

Health and Safety Rep: Libby Hamling

Union Rep: Libby Hamling

Fundraising & Sponsorship Officer: Kat Hampton

Publicity Officer: Jessica Sparkes


Tutors: Imogen Morley, Ellen Curran, Hannah Procter

Contact Us:

Youtube: UEA BSL
Facebook Group: UEA British Sign Language
Twitter: @UEASignSoc
Instagram: UEASignSoc


BSL freshers taster session
C.HALL 01.20
Come and join UEA BSL society!
BSL freshers taster session
C.HALL 01.20
Come and join UEA BSL society!

1st Year Rep Committee Elections - October 2019

This is the election for 1st Year Reps, to be elected into society, club and peer support group committees for the 2019-20 academic year.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Monday 14 October 2019 (in 3 weeks and 5 days)

The polls open at 10:01 on Monday 28 October 2019 (in 5 weeks and 5 days)

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