Practice interviews for people who stammer

50 Million Voices is offering free online practice interviews, 18 – 20 October 2021. You can apply to be an interviewee. You can also – whether you stammer or not* – apply to be an interviewer. The deadline for applications is Monday 27 September 11pm UK/BST. For more information and the application form, go to … Read more

Website updates September to October 2021

Practice interviews for people who stammer 50 Million Voices is offering free online practice interviews, 18 – 20 October 2021. See Practice interviews for people who stammer. R (Rowley) v Minister for the Cabinet Office In R (Rowley) v Minister for the Cabinet Office the High Court held that the UK government had failed to … Read more

Website updates July to August 2021

Participants needed for study about experience of witnesses who stammer in court A forensic linguistics student at Cardiff University is looking for adults who stammer and have been witnesses in court, and also Registered Intermediaries, to participate in a study. See Participants needed for study about experience of witnesses who stammer in court. Face masks/coverings … Read more

New guide for universities on stammering

STAMMA and STUC have produced a new guide Supporting students who stammer in higher education (pdf, stamma.org). This guide by STAMMA (stamma.org) and STUC (stuc-uk.org) should be invaluable for universities looking to create an inclusive environment for students who stammer. It gives many examples of what universities can do to support students, ranging from admission … Read more

Apple stammering emoji

Many users of iPhones and iPads found that a ‘woozy face’ emoji automatically appeared when typing the word “stammering” into messages. Stamma (the British Stammering Association) said in a July 2021 press release: “This is demeaning and damaging. Stammering is how some people talk. Treating it as a joke is stigmatising. It can leave people … Read more

Website updates May to June 2021

Stamma Legal – for lawyers who stammer Added to my Employment stammering networks page. A friendly and welcoming network for anyone with a stammer working in or thinking about entering the legal industry. It holds regular meetings and social events throughout the year. It also hopes to raise awareness of stammering within the legal industry, … Read more

Website updates March to April 2021

Oral assessments and presentations in recruitment Major review and update of Oral assessments in recruitment, including assessment centres and remote (eg Zoom) assessments, and Presentations in recruitment. UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement page updated for the final version of the Agreement (gov.uk) as approved, published in April 2021.`I’ve revised my … Read more

Website updates January to February 2021

Equal Treatment Bench Book On 24th February 2021 a new edition of the Equal Treatment Bench Book (judiciary.uk) was published. It is excellent that this includes four pages specifically on stammering (from page 445). Stammering was not in there before. That is now the official guide for judges on dealing with people who stammer in … Read more

Website updates November to December 2020

Brexit Brexit and EU law pages reorganised and amended, with two new pages Brexit: Effect of EU law when interpreting Equality Act from 2021 and Ability to amend Equality Act after Brexit. This is partly to reorientate the pages to the position after the end of 2020. There is also a page on the new … Read more