Sarah Martin has been announced as the Disabled Students’ Officer elect, defeating R.O.N. by 260 votes to 29. Sarah told Impact: “I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed, I’m excited to see what I can achieve and what I can do going forward.”
Sarah Martin’s profile:
She is currently in her first year and has been Vice President of Willoughby Hall and Vice President of High Society. In terms of experience she was a National Liaison Officer for Nottingham Trainee Solicitors’ Group (NTSG), which involved representing the interests of local trainee solicitors to the Trainee Solicitors Group. Martin has helped raise awareness of the NTSG on both a local and national level. She is also a current Trustee of Nottingham MS Therapy Centre.
Martin states that her main policy is ‘to combat stigma and prejudice against all forms of disability’ by giving support to those with disabilities and raising awareness of all disabilities, not discounting those which are less well-known. She advocated the relaunch of the Disabled Students’ Network, and promises to raise its profile among the student body. Lastly, Martin wants to provide support for disabled students moving into employment after they graduate.