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ADCET Webinar: Dyslexia awareness month - the students' voice

For Dyslexia Awareness month ADCET was joined by five students from Universities and TAFE’s across Australia to discuss their tertiary education journey through their lived experience with dyslexia.

We aim to challenge your thinking, ensure you reflect on your practice and improve your knowledge around teaching and support strategies for your students with dyslexia.

Join the student panel as they explore:

  • what strategies and supports have worked best for them in their studies
  • how they are navigating the tertiary sector
  • learn firsthand about their challenges, opportunities and experiences
  • and add to the Q&A discussion


Megan Hulme

Megan Hulme is a 20 years old TAFE student at Mt Gravatt TAFE, Queensland and is studying a Certificate III in Education Support. Studying towards becoming a teacher aide. Megan graduated from Faith Lutheran College Redlands in 2016 and is currently working as a Synchronised Swimming Coach for a local team called Aqualina.


Paul is a third year Bachelor Computer Science student at Swinburne. Paul was diagnosed with dyslexia in primary school and entered his bachelor course through TAFE not VCE. After completing a Cert IV in IT networking at Swinburne.


Madelaine Parker is a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Podiatric Practice (Honours) at Central Queensland University’s Sydney Campus. Prior to commencing her degree, Madelaine completed CQU’s pathways program ‘STEPS’. She was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of eight.


James is 19 and is studying fashion design and merchandising at TAFE Mount Gravatt, Brisbane. James was diagnosed with Aspergers at a young age and wasn't considered dyslexic until he was 17 years old due to assumptions that his Aspergers was the cause of his learning impairments.

Judzea Gatt is first-year student at Deakin University and is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree,  majoring in animal diversity.  Judzea was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyscalculia a number of years ago.