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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

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.

Matthew Reuben, Disabled Students Officer, Royal Holloway "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

Telling people I’m disabled has always been a complex thing for me, because depending on which disability you think of, some of mine are more visible than others. For me though, coming out requires being seen, and although, as someone in a wheelchair, I am very much visibly disabled, I am also very much invisible, in society.

International Day of Disabled People "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

I'm coming out... Again: I am so incredibly excited to launch the NUS "Coming out as Disabled Day" in celebration of the International Day of Disabled People.

Becky O'Hagan, President, Heriot Watt "Coming out as Disabled"

Tue 03 Dec 2013

When i first sat to think about how i would put this blog together, i began to think about what being disabled meant to me. For so long i felt that identifying as disabled was a sign of weakness. And spent 20 years of my life hiding away from the fact i was. Having hearing aids since the age of 8, i often felt ashamed.


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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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