Students celebrating Speech Pathology Week
In celebration of Speech Pathology Week in 2023, the Speech Pathology Student's Society (SPSS) and Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) collaborated to coordinate various events to raise awareness of speech pathology disabilities and build connections with other universities.
To celebrate Speech Pathology Week this year, the SPSS and SPA representatives from The University of Melbourne held a pizza movie night on Tuesday 22 August. They watched My Beautiful Stutter, a film which follows the journey of children who stutter in the United States. Afterwards, students discussed key aspects of the film, many reflecting on their gained appreciation and deeper understanding of the emotional impact stuttering can have.
SPSS also raised funds for the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY): Australia through a gold coin donation bake sale and an e-book raffle for Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice by Katherine Preston.
The night was a great opportunity to raise awareness amongst future speech pathologists and the wider community about the people they will be working with, and the meaningful ways speech pathologists can provide support.
SPSS x SALT x VUSPSS Drinks and Bingo Collaboration
On Friday 25 August, Speech Pathology students from The University of Melbourne (SPSS), La Trobe (SALT) and Victoria University (VUSPSS) gathered at the Emerald Peacock on Lonsdale Street in the city for some drinks, pizza, chips and bingo in celebration of Speech Pathology Week 2023. Students had an amazing night talking and collaborating with other universities, and we hope for more collaborations with these societies in the future.