Our partners

The project began in March 2012 as a collaboration between Bournemouth University and Victoria Education Centre & Sports College.

Bournemouth University

BU-logoAlso abbreviated as BU, the university is and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth, UK with its main campus is situated in neighbouring Poole. In 2009, BU was a finalist for one of the most coveted prizes in UK higher education – the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for “University of the Year”. The university works closely with partners in health, social care, charitable, voluntary and private services, offering consultancy, accreditation and staff training/education. The first phase of ‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ was funded by the Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund.

Bournemouth University website: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/

Victoria Education Centre & Sports College


The centre is a residential and day school in Poole, Dorset. The young people who attend Victoria have physical disabilities or complex medical conditions and many have additional needs including communication difficulties, learning difficulties and sensory impairments.

Victoria Education Centre website
: http://www.victoria.poole.sch.uk/Livability_logo

Our project team would like to extend our thanks to the following people for their help and support:

  • Annie Caldwell, Nicky Hewitt and the teachers and carers at Victoria Education Centre
  • ‘Johnny Fluffypunk’, Performance Poet
  • ‘Liv Torc’, Performance Poet
  • Nathan Revill and Rowena Revill, Dorset Creative
  • Creative Enterprise Bureau, Bournemouth University – in particular, Annabel Nguyen and Liam Toms
  • Kenneth Macleod
  • Alisha Attawarla
  • Elizabeth Caplen
  • Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund
  • BU Aim Higher
  • Talbot Village Trust
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science, 2013
  • Borough of Poole, Arts
  • BU Festival of Learning, 2014
  • Ray Marlow, Cameraman
  • John Hegley, Performance Poet
  • Off the Page’ Dorset Library Services