Sign Language, Language, Academic



Welcome to BL Sign Language Society!

We are a new society at Barts and the London that aims to bring together students who want to learn British Sign Language (BSL). We aspire to increase awareness about the deaf and mute culture and better prepare BL students for interactions with such patients going forward. 

We will offer lessons on BSL from fully qualified teachers as well as host events to promote deaf and mute culture. Get involved and join!



  • Raise awareness of deaf culture and sign language so that BLSA students are better able to communicate with deaf & mute patients 
  • Make sign language education more available for the students and have them certified in BSL 
  • To start a community of like-minded individuals in BL who want to learn BSL.


Upcoming Events:



Past Events:

Introduction to Sign Language Society- Bi-weekly sign language classes from qualified deaf tutors in partnership with Deaf Unity. No prerequisites are required!

Meet and Greet- We wanted to have an opportunity to meet in person and get to know each other, so we’ve organised a casual meet and greet this upcoming Sunday (17/10) in the Half Moon (Stepney Green). This is just an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other, and the committee will be there from around 1pm, so please come and join us! We look forward to seeing you guys there!

Afternoon Tea with British Sign Language- Learn and practice British Sign Language in Café Suvai while having tea, scones and snacks. No prerequisites are required!

Games Night (18/11)- Join for a great night of playing games related to sign language, meeting others, snacks and winning prizes.

Sign Christmas Social (08/12)- In partnership with UCL and KCL Sign Language Society, we will be organising a Sign Language Christmas Social  at the North Cloisters (UCL main campus). There will be pizza, sign language and Christmas themed games, as well as music and decoration to celebrate Christmas.

Deaf Awareness Training (20/01)- Promoting inclusivity in our university and community by empowering hearing individuals to better communicate and understand the Deaf community.


Committee 2021/2022:

President: Edmund Sim Wea Chung
Treasurer: Sneyhalakshmi Saravanan
Welfare Rep: Irene Blanca Llinares I Perales
Social Media Officer: Elena Takyar


If you wish to keep up-to-date with the society and its events, follow our Facebook page and Instagram page! You can also join the WhatsApp group chat for our society.


Treasurer Election

We are looking for someone to fill the role of our treasurer. You must be a sub-paying member.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 00:00 on Friday 27 May 2022 (in 2 days and 2 hours)

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