Funding for the Accessible Edinburgh campaign (expenditure)

Passed by Student Council on 5th November 2015

 

What will we do?

 

  1. 1. The Equal Opportunities and Liberation Convener with the Liberation and Section Groups approaches the Student Council for £200 (quote from EUSA marketing team) to fund this new campaign detailed below.
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  3. 2. We will launch a campaign across the university about accessibility in all its different forms. The campaign is looking to capture student opinions on the matter during November and December.
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  5. 3. The campaign will utilise social media, postcards and out-reach work to reach students and get their views on all forms of accessibility. The money requested would help build this part of the campaign to make it as engaging, thought provoking and usable as possible.
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  7. 4. Raise awareness of the different barriers in university, physical or figurative, that hamper accessibility.
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  9. 5. Compile the feedback into a set of objectives for the Liberation Groups and Section Groups next semester.

 

What is the background to this?

 

  1. 1. The Liberation Groups and Section Groups, alongside Andy Peel and others interested in Liberation, have been meeting this semester at the EUSA Equal Opportunities and Liberation Forum, currently named Find Your Voice, and working towards cross-group campaigns.
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  3. 2. The "Accessible Edinburgh" campaign is one example of this work and has developed into its current form; a social media campaign aimed at getting an insight into accessibility issues in our university community.
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  5. 3. From the campaign a broad thematic insight into issues with accessibility in the University should be attained which will serve as the basis of future Semester Two campaigns for the separate groups but also jointly through the Equal Opp's Forum which is going through an on-going update process with the aim of making it as inconclusive as possible.
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What beliefs motivate the actions you propose?

 

  1. This campaign is aiming to build a broad overview of issues we need to tackle with regards to accessibility that can be taken forward into next semester providing one of the main focuses for the Equal Opp's Forum. The Equal Opp's Forum has been in the background in recent years but there is an aspiration that with this campaign the group can reinvent its image, shaking off the connotations of a 'Forum', and be a useful means for EUSA to listen to and work for different sections of the University community.
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Submitted by Arran Byers - Equal Opportunities and Liberation Convener (on behalf of the four liberation groups and four student groups)