British Sign Language

Learning BSL gives you a unique skill, that not only enhances communication skills, but also improves awareness of the D/deaf community, and makes you more conscious of the communication needs of other people.

Students learning british sign language.

Sign language is a visual communication method of gestures, body language and facial expressions used by people who are Deaf or have hearing impairments. There are many types across the world but, British Sign Language (BSL) is the most common sign language in the UK, used by around 145,000 people.

It is a great skill to add to your CV, has been recently and attend two sessions are you will be awarded a British Sign Language Learner badge!

Ways to learn?

Now you know the benefits BSL offers the community, there are two completely free ways you can learn British Sign Language (BSL) whilst you study across the University Group.


Our BSL Club is an online or in-person opportunity to learn BSL, meet new people and develop your signing skills with our amazing BSL Tutors Ruth and Marian.

This is our most popular option as it is open to all students and staff too.

Find a BSL Club event


We offer Introductory and Intermediate modules to all undergraduate students required to complete an Add+vantage module. 

Sign up to a BSL module

British Sign Language Events

A group of students sitting around a table Mind the Gap
8th June
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2- The Hub
Do you know what you need to do to get the job of your dreams? Come to this workshop where we help you identify and overcome your skills gap. This will be an exciting and productive session so avoid missing out and register today!
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A group of students sitting at tables Alumnight
15th June
The Courtyard
Alumnight is returning for term 3 in June! This is a great chance to meet and network with Coventry University Alumni and our Employability Experts.
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Coventry University: Coventry | Skills
A group of people sitting at a table Network and Nibbles
19th-20th June
The Courtyard
Network and Nibbles is our popular drop-in session. These events are a great chance to meet the team, meet your fellow peers and network while enjoying some nibbles. This event is also a great chance to start your skills journey.
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Coventry University: Coventry | Skills
A group of people sitting at a table with laptops Leadership Award Drop-In Support Session
27th June
The Courtyard
The Leadership Award is back, and this workshop is a great way for you to find out more about the Award, and how to apply.
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Coventry University: Coventry | Skills

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