Meet Dr Julianne Law, Disability Tutor for the School of Health Sciences.
What does your role involve?
It is my job to make sure that all students who have a disability, or who may have a disability, receive all of the services that they are legally entitled to, as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
Why is being a Disability Tutor important to you?
When I was a social worker, I worked with many vulnerable groups of people who needed me to advocate for them so that they could receive services or treatment. I intend to do the same thing for students who have a disability.
Where have you worked previously?
My first full-time job after graduating from Keele University was as a teacher in a High School in Harrow Middlesex. I taught Ceramics, Art and Physical Education. My second job was as a Masters level Social worker, for the Division of Child and Family Services, in Provo, Utah. After receiving my Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Utah (USA), I was hired as a Visiting Professor at the same institution. I was a lecturer in Sociology and Social Work. Then I left America and came back to live in North Wales. As soon as I came back to Wales, I was able to find a job at Bangor University in the School of Social Sciences.
What will you bring to this new role?
An enthusiasm and a passion for helping others.
How can students contact you?
I have drop-in sessions every Tuesday & Wednesday mornings from 11am – 12 noon in my office (Room 322 in Fron Heulog). You can also e-mail me to set up a specific time for an appointment.