University of East Anglia SLT Society hits the BBC Airwaves

The University of East Anglia (UEA) SLT Society took their message to the airwaves, when they appeared on BBC Radio Norfolk in late November 2016.

Below is Beccy Muggeridge, UEA’s SLT Society Giving Voice Representative account of their radio interview.
On Tuesday 22nd November 2016, three members of the UEA’s SLT Society joined BBC Radio Norfolk to talk about our Giving Voice Week (21 - 25 November).

We were invited to chat on the ‘drive time show’ with Matthew Gudgin, who had done some fantastic research on speech and language therapy.

The interview started with us explaining what speech and language therapy is and the client groups we work with, including how we can work across the lifespan with newborns to end-of-life.

We were then given the opportunity to talk about the Giving Voice campaign and how we as a society were raising awareness of speech, language and swallowing needs on campus.

We talked in detail about swallowing difficulties and about our puree diet challenge for Parkinson’s Disease UK, where we are eating only pureed food for as long as possible.

Overall it was a fantastic experience and most importantly we raised awareness about how speech and language therapy can transform lives!

Listen to University of East Anglia’s SLT students interview on BBC Radio Norfolk.