SBT Student Grant 2020 recipients announced

Every year, as part of our commitment to lifelong learning in the field of speech and language therapy, SBT is pleased to offer a series of student grants for individuals undertaking training to become a Speech and Language Therapist.

This year, we awarded three grants of £500 each. The successful applicants will also have access to various opportunities and support throughout their time at university.

The lucky recipients were:

  • Hana Ahmed
  • Neve Dee
  • Shauna Warren

For more details, please visit our Student Grants page – and check out this Term’s forthcoming newsletter! Applications for 2021-22 will open in September.

The SBT 10th anniversary newsletter is out now!

SBT 10th Anniversary Newsletter

2020 is a special year for SBT as it’s our 10th anniversary – and in this special bumper edition of our newsletter, we look back at some of the highlights, as well as catch up with past employees to find out what they’re up to and what their favourite memories are of their time at SBT.

You can also catch up on the latest SBT news and services:

  • Meet SBT’s new Leadership Team
  • Meet SBT’s new starters for 2020-21
  • Apply now for the 2020-21 SBT Student Grants!
  • Work experience with SBT
  • SBT to offer Elklan training
  • CommSEY: A fast way to assess communication needs

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Apply now for the 2020-21 SBT Student Grants!

Lucy May and Sarah Buckley

Every year, as part of our commitment to lifelong learning in the field of speech and language therapy, SBT is pleased to offer a series of student grants for individuals undertaking training to become a Speech and Language Therapist.

Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, we had to delay the start of the 2020-21 SBT Student Grants, but we are now taking applications.

This year, we will be awarding three grants of £500 each. Additionally, the successful applicants will have access to various opportunities and support, throughout their time at university.

And you never know: you may even end up working for SBT, like previous grant recipient Lucy May (above), who has just joined us!

To receive your application form or for any queries, please contact [email protected]. You can also download the application form and terms and conditions from here. The deadline for applications is 30th November.

SBT Student Grants delayed until September

Student Grants 2019

This would normally be the time of year when SBT would be opening up applications for our Student Grants. However, unfortunately, the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions mean we will be deferring until September 2020. Applications will open on 1 September instead.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in the grant, please email [email protected]. The new closing date for applications will be 31 October.

The SBT Spring Term 2020 newsletter is now available

In the eighth edition of our newsletter we have all of this in store for you:

  • Olivia Walker to be SBT secondary lead
  • Sarah Buckley named ASLTIP vice-chair
  • Recent training at SBT
  • Vacancies at SBT
  • Our next Communication Booster course
  • DLD research at SBT

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SBT Student Grant 2019 winners announced

Student Grants 2019
SBT Student Grant Recipients 2019

A huge congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Student Grants! Thanks to everyone who applied – it was a tough choice.

Each year, we award one major grant of £1,000 and five minor grants of £100 each. Practice manager Sarah Buckley says: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer SLT students this opportunity and are eager to continue supporting students in various ways, at all stages of their journey.”

Here are some of the highlights of their applications:

Grant recipients

Major grant recipient

M (name withheld on request)

‘My goal for the profession is to diversity the workforce. An ethnically diverse workforce is able to identify closely with a client’s cultural needs and norms and create and deliver assessments with a greater understanding of cultural biases’

Minor grant recipients

Alexandra Day-Smith

‘As Speech and Language Therapists, we face many obstacles, but I believe the biggest challenge we face is a lack of understanding of what we do and why.’

Bethan Hill and Sarah Buckley
Bethan Hill (right) receiving her grant certificate from Sarah Buckley
Bethan Hill

‘[One of the] biggest challenges that Speech and Language Therapist (SLTs) face in the UK is a lack of awareness in the general public… [I] feel that some of this is because Speech and Language Therapy is a comparatively new profession’

Evie Holder with her grant certificate
Evie Holder

‘Early identification [is important]… Support for teachers in primary and secondary schools [is needed] to help identify and support children with speech, language and communication needs’

Jolene Kieser

‘[One of the biggest issues is] a lack of public awareness about Speech and Language’

Lucy May and Sarah Buckley
Lucy May (left) receiving her grant certificate from Sarah Buckley
Lucy May

‘The biggest challenge SLTs face in the UK today is a lack of funding. Cuts in funding have the potential to diminish the personal, social, educational, occupational and financial outcomes of vulnerable individuals’

The SBT Autumn Term newsletter is now available

In the seventh edition of our newsletter we have all of this in store for you:

  • SBT’s new clinical lead
  • Meet SBT’s six new therapists
  • The recipients of this year’s SBT Student Grants
  • Vacancies at SBT
  • What SBT offers NQPs
  • CommSEY: a fast way to assess communication needs

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You can now apply for the 2019-20 SBT Student Grant – plus last year’s winner reveals how it has helped her!

Every year, SBT awards a series of student grants to help speech and language therapy students with their studies. There is one major grant of £1,000 and

As part of our commitment to lifelong learning in the field of speech and language therapy, SBT is pleased to offer a unique award for individuals undertaking training to become a Speech and Language Therapist.

Each year, we offer one major grant of £1,000 and five minor grants of £100 each. Additionally, the successful applicants will have access to various opportunities and support, throughout their time at university.

We are now taking applications for the 2019-20 grants. To receive your application form or for any queries, please contact [email protected].

Megan Pickering
The winner of the 2018 SBT Major Grant Megan Pickering (left) with Sarah Buckley

How the SBT Student Grant helped last year’s winner

Megan Pickering was the winner of 2018-19’s major SBT Student Grant and she says it’s been a big help to her.

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The SBT Summer Term newsletter is now available

In the sixth edition of our newsletter we have all of this in store for you:

  • The launch of the 2019-2020 SBT Student Grants scheme
  • Canadian student Alison writes about her placement with us
  • Upcoming training
  • What we did for the RCSLT and ICAN #PhotoChallenge

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SBT Student Grant 2018 winners announced

Megan Pickering

SBT Grant 2018

A huge congratulations to this year’s recipients of our Student Grants! Thanks to everyone who applied – it was a tough choice.

Each year, we award one major grant of £1,000 and five minor grants of £100 each. Practice manager Sarah Buckley says: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer SLT students this opportunity and are eager to continue supporting students in various ways, at all stages of their journey.”

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