NUS Disabled Students’ campaign exists to represent and extend and defend the rights of disabled students. We are an autonomous campaign, which means that we are led by disabled students in our governance and decision-making processes.
James Elliott is the elected National Disabled Students’ Officer for 2016-17 and we also have an elected National Disabled Students’ Committee who act as representatives of disabled students.
The officer, committee and policy are decided on at our National Disabled Students’ Conference, which takes place annually with disabled student representatives attending from across the UK.
The officer and committee are bound by our own policy and make decisions on interim policy between conferences.
Throughout the year, we work on key areas, as identified within our policy, to positively impact disabled students’ lives and towards the freedom from oppression and discrimination of disabled people.
This is done through campaigns, activism, research, development and training that we deliver and disabled students inform and participate in.
This year’s priorities included:
Please check back here for regular updates and more information on how you can support the Disabled Students’ Campaign and get involved in our activities.