Nursing studies

Learning from lived experience of learning disability

UK’s first honorary lecturer with a learning disability shares his insights with students

UK’s first honorary lecturer with a learning disability shares his insights with nursing students

Four years ago, Paul Taylor approached Bangor University in North Wales with the idea of sharing his experiences of living with a learning disability with nursing students.

They discussed how this might work in practice, then did some joint lectures to groups of around 60 nursing students from all fields, some online and some in person.

‘I enjoy teaching the students and being able to share what it’s like being someone with an intellectual disability,’ says Mr Taylor. ‘It’s an informal role, where the university invites me to give talks to nursing students and answer their questions. I enjoy it a lot and I’m always happy to do it. I like

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