Election post

What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?

Both of us have been quite active in UCL's disabled student community over the past year. Philip is the President of UCL's Autism Society and has greatly increased the number of members in and events held by the society and has built an active community both in-person and on the society's discord. Suzanna has served as editor-in-chief of the London Tab and as President of UCL's Data Visualisation Society. She's written many articles about the ADHD and Autistic student experience at UCL. Both of us hope to be able to use the skills we've acquired so far to serve UCL's disabled students.

What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?
  • Rebuild and revitalise the disabled student's network after a year of inactivity.
  • Run weekly/biweekly socials and drop-in sessions (both online and in-person).
  • Revitalise the network's discord and build an active online community so that we can have a space to help out students whenever they need it.
  • Help create specific groups/support systems for specific conditions (e.g. autistic students, ADHD students, students with chronic conditions, etc.) in addition to general support and events so that we can help as many students as possible.
Please summarise why students should vote for you.

Both of us have extensive experience helping disabled students here at UCL. We've both had to apply for interruptions, ECs, deferrals, and other necessary accommodations ourselves, and have helped countless others take the necessary steps to do the same. Both of us are international students and members of the LGBT+ community, and Suzanna is a woman and person of colour. We have the necessary experience to run the network, and we will work as hard as possible to do anything and everything we can for UCL's disabled students.