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Category: 
Part-Time Officers
Voting closed 3 years ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

The Disabled Students’ Officer will represent the interests of self-defining disabled students within the Union, and will be responsible for bringing any related matters or campaigns that are in the interests of the student community. This is a part time role in which you will also:

  • Represent disabled students on issues within the Union
  • Convene the Disabled Students’ Section
  • Liaise on behalf of UCLU with the NUS Disabled Students’ Campaign
  • Attend NUS Disabled Students Conference
  • Be an active member of Union Council and other committees

Candidates

Louise Lee

Manifesto summary: 

As a wheelchair user, I understand how a disability can shape one’s experiences of university. I have lots of innovative ideas to help to make everybody’s time at UCL as enjoyable as possible as well as institute beneficial change for my peers.

My primary concern is the ongoing issue of access in UCL’s libraries, cafes and academic departments. UCL still has a wide number of heavy doors which makes life very difficult for those with mobility problems. Crucially, automatic doors aren’t maintained well, as the Disabled Students’ Network officer, I will aim to clarify the procedure which highlights access issues, as well as repair this currently poor process. I will also communicate regularly with Student Disability Services.

I will also tackle ableism by reviving the Try It! Campaign, as well as continuing raising awareness of ableist language and making Disabled History month more prominent. I would also implement a ‘careers day’ in which disabled people talk to students about working in specific careers with disabilities. I also would like to start taster days for a variety of support for disabled people

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