Press Release

14 October 2011

To coincide with this year's Dyslexia Awareness Week (Monday 31 October to Sunday, 6 November 2011), Canterbury Christ Church University is holding a workshop about what it means to be Dyslexic in the business world.

Taking place on Thursday 3 November 2011 at Hall Place Enterprise Centre, the workshop will be supported by Janette Beetham, an Associate Trainer for the British Dyslexia Association.    

‘What does it mean to be Dyslexic, and what are the benefits Dyslexic individuals can bring to business?’ will present an overview of how Dyslexia can be managed, both in the workplace and life in general. 

The session will focus on the strengths and challenges associated with being dyslexic and give delegates an insight into how it feels to be dyslexic.  The workshop will also introduce some of the coping strategies 'informed' dyslexics might adopt to help with day to day activities.   There will also be a short introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and how this relates to dyslexia in the workplace.

The workshop at the University is one of several events held across the country each year during the dedicated awareness week, organised by the British Dyslexia Association.  It hopes to raise awareness of Dyslexia and dispel the myth that it can hold people back in their working lives. 

Open to everyone, including employers, employees and individuals with Dyslexia, the event takes place between 9.30am and 12.30pm at Hall Place Enterprise Centre, Harbledown By Pass, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9AG. Cost per delegate £45.  Click here ( to book a place and to pay online. 

For more information contact Jenny Overy via email, or telephone 01227 782672. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education received 'outstanding' grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University's primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • 94 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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