University to hear from award-winning educational pioneer

Posted by ap507 at Mar 11, 2014 11:50 AM |
Diversity Seminar featuring Julia Malkin to focus on “Exploring diverse experience through poetry” at School of Psychology on Tuesday 18 March 2014

The School of Psychology’s latest diversity seminar will focus upon the exploration of diverse and alternative experiences through the medium of poetry.

At the seminar, the audience will hear from Julia Malkin MBE FRSA, a driving instructor and PhD student at the University who, diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at forty, was later hailed as “the most qualified and decorated driving instructor in the UK” by the Leicester Mercury.

At the event Julia, who has acquired seventeen academic and professional qualifications, will read poems from her portfolio and engage in a dialogue with her supervisor, Mr Nick Everett, Lecturer in the School of English.

Julia has also won seven awards for pioneering various systems to teach and counsel people with mental health issues ranging from autism to depression and schizophrenia - most recently, her new reflexive learning system SENSE (Special Education Needs Self Evaluation) is being trialled across the UK, designed to teach special needs people how to reflect on their learning..

The Diversity Seminar will take place in the Rattray Lecture Theatre from 3.30 - 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 March 2014.

Entry to this event is free, but please book a place in advance by emailing Carl Gudgeon, Course Secretary, Clinical Psychology, at cmg16@le.ac.uk.

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