Herald Higher Education Awards

Herald Higher Education Awards

Published: 03/06/2016

We are delighted to have been nominated for a Herald Higher Education Award in the Widening Access category for our work creating the BA Performance in BSL and English degree.

The Herald Higher Education Awards recognise outstanding achievements in Scotland’s colleges and universities and RCS has been nominated for the second year in a row for its commitment to Widening Access a category we won in 2015.

The BA Performance degree was established after three years of partnership work between RCS and Solar Bear Theatre Company. Before the degree began, RCS held short courses and summer schools for deaf performers to come to Glasgow and experience the learning and teaching that takes place in a conservatoire setting. The BA Performance degree begun in September 2015 and is the only degree in Europe for deaf performers, taught in both British Sign Language and English.

The awards take place on 14 July and we look forward to celebrating with the other nominees who have been recognised across all of the categories.

Read more about the awards here.

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