UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


Interested in Language or Psychology Research?

Want to know more about what's involved?

IMPORTANT: Applications are on hold. We are unable to host any volunteers due to the current coronavirus outbreak. If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name and contact email to dcal@ucl.ac.uk and we will inform you when applications are open again. (Please do not fill in and send any application forms until further notice)

The Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre at University College London is looking for volunteers.

As a volunteer, you can learn firsthand what is involved in conducting research in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics and language development in the context of deafness and sign language. You will gain valuable experience for a future or current research degree in these or related areas.

Volunteer criteria:

  • Knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Degree (or studying/planning to study) in linguistics, psychology or related areas

Deaf applicants are particularly welcome

The placement may be full-time (minimum 2 weeks) or part-time (minimum 3 months), and hours are flexible.

International Non-EU applicants- please note that due to changes in the UKJ home office restrictions, non-EU volunteers can only come to DCAL if they are a student at a University and only if they receive funding (we cannot accept self-funded students) or if they are working as an academic at a University or similar institution. Please can you ensure that you meet these criteria before filling out an application.

You must be 18 or older to apply.

To apply, fill in the DCAL Volunteer Application Form and return either by email or post to:

Hannah Phillips-Haynes

Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre 

University College London 

49 Gordon Square  



Direct contact: 020 7679 8679

For inquiries please contact Hannah Phillips-Haynes