The Student Finance Centre has been welcoming their newest staff member Griff over the last few weeks. Griff is a trained working Assistance Dog who works with Laura Robbie, the Senior Student Funding Officer. Griff helps Laura by responding to certain sounds, and raising awareness about her hearing loss.
The whole team have been trying their best not to give him too many cuddles, as he’s on duty and working, but it’s hard! A member of staff from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People who trained Griff and paired him with Laura came to run some training on having an assistance dog in the workplace for the team and we’re all getting to know our newest team member. The students who come to see us for advice have been brilliant too at leaving him to his job, and Laura’s looking forward to taking him out and about on campus and to schools and colleges as part of the outreach work we do.
Learn more about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People via their website.