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Val norris

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MA Special Educational Needs
BA (Hons) First Class Business Administration
ILM Level 5 Leadership & Management Skills
ILM Level 3 Introductory certificate in Line Management
LOCN certificate – Note taking for Disabled Students
Mental Health First Aid training
National Autistic Society SPELL Framework
Understanding Autuism


I studied part time between 1986 – 2008 on a variety of courses, which included attending:
• The University of Glamorgan between 1998 – 2003 attaining a BA Business Administration First Class Honors degree.
• Followed in 2003 – 2005 with a PGCE in Education franchised from UWN
• In addition, an MA in Special Educational Needs 2005 – 2008 at UWN.
Since 2008, I have continued to update my knowledge and qualifications, which include Mental Health First Aid Training, ASIST training, negotiating skills, ILM level 5 Leadership & Management Skills and an NAS Introduction to autism & the SPELL framework for HE.


Having joined the University in January 1992 as a part time, term time only library assistant. I then moved into Student Services as a Disability Adviser in 2001. I later became the Senior Disability Adviser and finally Manager of the Service in 2013. I am responsible for 25 core staff members alongside 55+ ‘0’ hour staff, liaising with faculties and departments regarding disability legislation and student support. I also liaise externally with government representatives for legislative/other purposes.


Disability & Dyslexia Service Manager managing and leading all service areas.


Disability & Dyslexia Equality Sub Group, Welsh Standards Co-ordinator & lead for Student Services


DSA South Wales Forum joint chair.

Areas of Expertise

Disability awareness, Equality and Inclusivity

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