Meet your Disabled Students’ Officer Candidate for 2019-20.
Beth did not attend the Media Day, however in her manifesto she expresses how “I firmly believe that all aspects of university life should feel accessible, enjoyable, healthy and inclusive to everyone. Being a disabled student myself, I am aware that daily life can often involve much time and energy spent navigating and finding ways around barriers (physical or otherwise), which can take away from other things that we would rather be doing, such as studying, resting, working, or taking part in activities that we enjoy!”
“My goal as Disabled Students’ Officer would therefore be to work with the university to continue to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion, to ensure that disabled students feel welcome and comfortable, and able to get on with the business of enjoying everything that being at university has to offer.”
When talking of her previous experience, Beth describes that “before coming to UoN I worked for 6 years as a rights-based Advice Worker and education support worker for young people and students with a range of disabilities. This year I have joined the current Disabled Students’ Officer for meetings with the Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality and Diversity, and managers from the Estates team, and we have established a positive and productive working relationship which will form a basis for future
work in this role.”
You can read her full manifesto here.
Featured image: Ella Taylor.