BOFFINS in Renfrewshire are launching a project to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the educational experiences of deaf students.

Researchers from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) will explore how lockdown restrictions have affected the delivery of key services to deaf students, including access and inclusion services and learning and teaching delivery methods.

Dr Chijioke Obasi, principal investigator and programme leader in the School of Education and Social Sciences at UWS, said: "It also examines universities' responses to supporting deaf students, and how well they planned for potential access and inclusion issues. 

"We hope that this research and the findings will encourage universities to take a proactive approach to deaf student inclusion, both as a key part of our post-Covid recovery, and also future provision in a changing higher education environment."

The project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is expected to take 18 months.