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NUS Wales Students with Disabilities Conference Delegates 2013 

With twice as many delegates as last year, the NUS Wales Students with Disabilities Conference 2013 saw the re-election of Stephen Marshall as Students with Disabilities Officer.

Stephen, from Swansea University will now serve a second term. Listen to what Stephen is planning for the year ahead:

Delegates voted on and passed all five proposed motions put forward. These will aim to:

  • Nationally recognise the work done by FE and HE Unions for students at their campuses
  • Combat the use of wording and language that is offensive to students with disabilities here in Wales as seen at an NUS UK level
  • Better represent international students within the Students with Disabilities Campaign
  • Provide ‘Mental Health First Aid’ here in Wales
  • Better include FE students within the Students with Disabilities Campaign and annual conference.

Delegates also elected Matthew Harvey (Aberystwyth Students Union) as Students with Disabilities Steering Officer and Jak Powles (Bridgend College Students Union) onto the Students with Disabilities committee (FE place).

Conference attendees included delegates from students’ unions’ at Aberystwyth University, Bangor University and Bridgend College. Also attending was NUS Wales Womens’ Officer Rhiannon Hedge and NUS UK Disabled Students Officer Hannah Patterson. Listen to what Hannah said about the NUS Wales Students with Disabilities Conference 2013 here:

Delegates held workshops surrounding:

  • Mental Health on Welsh Campuses
  • Activism at Welsh Campuses – What’s happening on each campus
  • The year ahead for the Students with Disabilities campaign
  • Access challenges for students with disabilities

NUS Wales Students with Disabilities Conference 2013 was the first of five Liberation Conferences to be held at Aberystwyth University Students’ Union this week.

You can follow the Liberation Conferences 2013 as they happen; simply follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest. 

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