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NUS Disabled Students’ Officer elected

Fri 07 Mar 2014

Maddy Kirkman from York University Students’ Union has been elected as the new NUS Disabled Students’ Officer.

Rachael Scott, Women's Rep Northumbria Coming out as Disabled

Wed 04 Dec 2013

When I was first asked about writing a blog and coming out as disabled, I wasn’t sure if I should, because I had never classed myself as disabled and I felt like I would be judged and no one would care what I had to say or would even be interested in my story, but then I made the decision to give it a go, and to see what happens.

Amy Smith, National Executive Council Coming out as Disabled

Wed 04 Dec 2013

'You're really bright you just need to concentrate more Amy' that's what I heard most parents evenings, you see I knew the answers and I could talk for England it's just when it came to writing it down I struggled. These conversations happened until year 9 in which my English teacher decided to humiliate me

Emma Weskin, Vice President Welfare, Bath Spa "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

Everyone has mental health but everyone’s experiences are different. We will all have low or down days but 1 in 4 will suffer at some point from mental illness

Beth Button, Deputy President of NUS Wales "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

I’ve been sitting here for nearly 6 hours trying to work out how to start this blog, and after many, many false starts, I’ve decided to start with the basics- who I am. My name’s Beth, I’m 22, from Bath but currently living in Cardiff; I’m the Deputy President of NUS Wales, I love pizza, and I have recently discovered a talent for playing golf. Oh, and I’m mildly dyslexic and have received treatment for depression.

Aisling Gallagher, NUS USI Womens Officer, "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

Since then, I have gone from strength to strength in talking about my disability in a political way, in learning about different disabilities and how to make events and conferences and conversations more accessible, and I am so thankful that I have been involved in the disabled political movements that have taught me so much.

Juliette Cule, Education Officer Sussex "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

A conversation with Hannah Paterson, NUS Disabled Students’ Officer, has got me thinking about disability, and I’m hoping that this blog post will get us talking about it.

Edmund Schluessel, NUS National Executive Council Coming out as Disabled

Tue 03 Dec 2013

Over the past year I've tried to be more open about my depression and the impact that it's had on my ability to study, to carry out a social life, and to be a political activist. I'd like to talk today about another disability I have, one which impacts on every aspect of my life where I meet other people. I am face- blind.


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Hi, I'm Hannah Paterson, Disabled Students' Officer and welcome to the Disabled Students' Campaign page. Here you'll find information, news and resources for students' union officers and staff. 

Please email me if you have any questions or read my blog for my thoughts and ideas on the Campaign.

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