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The Disabled Students Committee is a standing committee and led by a volunteer officer known as the ‘Disabled Students Officer’, who is elected during a campus wide election.
Disabled Students Officer will be supported by an internally elected committee and be responsible for the Disabled Students Committee and the representation of disabled students at the University. The Disabled Students Committee is responsible for the organisation, direction and performance of group in fulfilling its strategy.

The Disabled Students Officer is also a voting member of Student Council, which takes places once a month.  

The Disabled Students Committee is responsible to Student Council and Vice President Welfare & Community, Olivia Hill.

The aims of the Disabled Students Committee are to

  • provide a safe and supportive community for disabled students at the University
  • offer support to disabled students
  • represent views of disabled members to the Students’ Union and University
  • ensure equal opportunities and zero tolerance policy
  • organise campaigns to increase awareness of disabled student issues
  • promote links with other similar groups and organisations, within the local community, regional area and nationally
  • raise funds to support these aims

There are two types of membership available

  • full membership, which is open to all disabled students and those who have an interest in disabled student issues.
    You must be a member of the Students’ Union.
  • associate membership for all disabled students, and those who have an interest in disabled student issues.You must be an associate member of the Students’ Union.

Students with and without a disability are welcome to join.
Disabled Students Committee tries to make others aware of all the different kinds of disabilities, whether they are visible, like cerebral palsy or more hidden like endometriosis and dyslexia.

Meetings of the Disabled Students Committee shall take place at least bi-weekly.

 

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