In this podcast, we spoke to David Aitchison, a former student who studied computing, and his parents Gillian and Peter to find out how the Inclusive Learning Team supported David throughout his time at Ayrshire College.
David’s mum and dad interpreted as David signed to them, summing up his experience at Ayrshire College, David said:
“I really liked coming to Ayrshire College. I learned lots of things. I was studying computing and involved in that was web design and also software development. It has really increased my knowledge of all these things.
I was really fortunate to have fantastic support. I had an interpreter called Liz and she was so good at signing and helped me year after year. My note-taker was called Mary and that really helped me to access the course which was fantastic.
I was put forward in 2012 for Student of the Year and I won the trophy and I was really proud. In 2014 I passed my HNC Interactive Media, and I was so happy, I jumped for joy.
Now I’m really confident. Coming to college has helped me to get work experience. The first work experience was at ‘Input’, a charity that fixes old computers to give out the community. I also volunteer at ‘Action for Hearing Loss’ where I update the software on the tablets there. Also, just for fun at home, I sell Japanese card games on eBay. I’m so pleased with my time at college, I just want to thank everyone.”
Ayrshire College is committed to supporting all students to have a positive learning experience.
One of the ways we do this, is by making sure our students can access all the support they might need while they are here. We introduce them to our Inclusive Learning team.
If you have a support need that impacts on your learning and participation at college, the first step is letting the Inclusive Learning team know.
For more information email email@example.com
Or call: Ayr Campus: 01292 293 553
Kilmarnock Campus: 01563 523 501 ext 8297
Kilwinning Campus: 01294 555 325