Assistive tech for all: Glean and the University of Huddersfield
Thanks to Glean, the University of Huddersfield's HudStudy programme is reaching more learners than ever with smart assistive tech.
HudStudy is part of Student Services at the University of Huddersfield. It was established to support a growing belief that assistive technology isn’t just for students and staff with disabilities and learning differences, but can also help users with temporary disabilities or even situational disabilities.
“I think it was the simplicity of Glean that encouraged us to move towards it. Because of this, we get less resistance from students, particularly those who are less digitally confident. Glean really does fit into this Access for All bracket. It supports all types of students who are studying with any type of note taking need.”
- Any Eachus, HudStudy Assistive Technology Support Service
Supporting international students and degree apprentices
“For the Degree Apprenticeships, the Education and Skills Funding Agency provides a fixed monthly rate of £150 per student with a learning support need due to a disability. This must be evidenced and assessed but can cover software. We are looking to use this to fund access to Glean for these students.”
- Andy Eachus
What impact has Glean had for students in need of note taking support?
“I’ve really enjoyed using Glean, it has made me feel less overwhelmed during lectures and has allowed me to digest the information at the pace which suits me best as I can listen to it as many times as possible. This software has meant the world in boosting my studying confidence and I feel it has boosted my competency in my studies dramatically. I really couldn’t be more grateful!”
- University of Huddersfield student & Glean user
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