Inspirational deaf student becomes ambassador of the Snowdon Trust

MSc Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy student, Paul, has been made an ambassador of the Snowdon Trust.

a student standing outside the London campus building

The organisation appointed Paul to the role in recognition of his dedication to helping people with hearing impairments and disabilities achieve success though higher education.

He is the first deaf person to study MSc Diplomacy, Statecraft and Foreign Policy at Loughborough University London and has become a well-known name on campus and within the deaf community.

Paul works tirelessly to raise awareness of the community and their needs. He leads deaf awareness training events and has delivered motivational sessions to various businesses, charities and organisations, including the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

To mark his appointment with the Snowdon Trust, Paul was invited to the House of Lords at Westminster, where he met with Greg Boone from the Department for Education.

Paul’s role will assess the provisions available to students with disabilities and identify what steps need to be taken by higher education institutions and supporting organisations to reduce barriers for disabled students.

Paul Alexander, Chief Executive of the Snowdon Trust, said: “We were delighted that Paul has agreed to become an Ambassador for the Snowdon Trust. Many of the students we help are outstanding, demonstrating real resilience, focus and determination. But, from the moment we met him, Paul stood out. He has amazing energy, enthusiasm and positivity and is 100% in tune with the equality messages we’ve been promoting. We know he’ll make a great ambassador.”