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University 2 Beyond with Tahli Hind

University 2 Beyond with Tahli Hind

This morning, Para-Athlete and member of the Balmain Para-Rowing Program Tahli Hind shared her experiences of attending university as members of the the “University 2 Beyond” program, together with fellow alumni Chris Bunton on Radio National with presenters Amanda Smith and Michael Mackenzie. You can listen to the podcast here!

The University 2 Beyond Program is run by the University of Sydney together with the Centre for Disability Studies, led by Professor Patricia O’Brien as the program’s director. The program is immensely proud of Tahli in both being part of this program and in sharing her experiences to help promote awareness for the program and its wonderful outcomes for its participants.

Uni 2 Beyond

Uni 2 beyond, formerly known as the Inclusive Education Program, is an innovative and award-winning initiative that supports people with intellectual disability to experience university life at the University of Sydney. Students attend lectures and tutorials of their choice as audit students, and participate in university social life through engagement with their peers. uni 2 beyond works with its students to reach their potential, increasing their capability to make a contribution to society and gain independence.

Para-athlete Tahli Hind with members of the 'University 2 Beyond' Program at the National Disability AWards 2017 - Photo: Tahli Hind
Para-athlete Tahli Hind with members of the ‘University 2 Beyond’ Program at the National Disability AWards 2017 – Photo: Tahli Hind

In December 2017, our own Tahli Hind represented the program at the 2017 National Disability Awards where the program took out the coveted Excellence in Education and Training Award.  uni 2 beyond was also previously awarded 2016 Innovative Practice on Inclusive Education and ICT by the Zero Project and has won the 2017 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Award in the category Leadership in Community Accessibility and Inclusion.

The Balmain Para-Program is proud of the achievements of its athletes both on and off the water, and their performances in all areas of life continue to inspire and motivate us!


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