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Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society
The award ceremony took place on Monday 11 July at the Faculty of Health's graduation, in the Guild Hall, Preston. Susan worked closely with UCLan in 1993 to set up the first deaf studies degree course in the UK, and is delighted to see how this work has led to a thriving department in the area of deafness, education and linguistics.
Susan Daniels joined NDCS in June 1992 and has been responsible for developing the charity's capacity to reach more families and expanding its services, as well as its policy and campaigning brief. Susan has been responsible for the growth of NDCS from an organisation of 25 staff with a turnover of £1 million, to an organisation with over 150 staff and a turnover of £12.5 million, with offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. She lives in Belsize Park, North London with her partner and two young children.
As a result of a hugely successful NDCS campaign led by Susan, the NHS is rolling out its Newborn Hearing Screening Programme for all babies in the UK. In addition, Susan has led the negotiations with a small charity for deaf young people, Friends for Young Deaf People, which has led to a successful partnership and resulted in a full merger.
Susan Daniels commented: "I am honoured and delighted to become an Honorary Fellow of The University of Central Lancashire. I hope to continue working with UCLan's Faculty of Health and build a closer relationship with the deaf studies staff and students.”
- The National Deaf Children's Society is located at: www.ndcs.org.uk