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Eight students participate in the program "Campus inclusive, campus without limits".

The goal of this initiative is to introduce young people with different types of disabilities to the university environment.

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The participants in the campus, together with President Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero. PHOTO: Manuel Castells
28/08/14 13:02

Eight students from different autonomous communities are participating this week in the program "Campus inclusivos, Campus sin límites", aimed at facilitating the inclusion of students with disabilities. They are Inés Velilla (Barcelona), María Frutos (Pamplona), Ana Segoviano (Madrid), Andrea Sancho (Caspe, Zaragoza), Mari Carmen Traver and Ana Saera (Burriana, Valencia), and Martín Otero (A Coruña).

The young people, students in the 4th year of ESO, high school diploma and/or training cycles of Degree , have immersed themselves in the academic and cultural activities of the campus of Pamplona and San Sebastian to prove that the university environment is accessible to all. 

The activity, which has the sponsorship of Fundación ONCE and Fundación REPSOL, and the partnership of the Ministry of Education, will last until September 6.

The program began yesterday with the screening of the film "Street Diaries", followed by a motivational session given by professors from School of Education and Psychology. The students also shared their personal experiences about the barriers they encounter in their daily lives in cities in a session in which School of Architecture.

Likewise, they will participate in activities at the different Schools: a clinical case at the School of Medicine, simulation of a trial at the School of Law, practices on the TV set and the radio station of the University or visit to the automation and automotive workshops of the School of Engineers of San Sebastian.

Cultural visits

The initiative "Campus inclusive, Campus without limits" also includes Cultural Activities Office and leisure activities. On Monday they visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, accompanied by a professor of contemporary art from the university. Today they have been received at the Pamplona City Hall by the mayor, Enrique Maya, and this afternoon they will take a walk through the center of the city to visit the Walls, the Citadel, and the Old Town. Tomorrow they will travel to the medieval times in Roncesvalles, with an expert from the School of Philosophy and Letters, and this Thursday they will travel to San Sebastian, to attend to a class of Biology in the Aquarium.

The closing ceremony and submission of diplomas will take place on Saturday 6th and will be chaired by the counselor of Education, José Iribas.