If you self-define as disabled and are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of students like you, why not stand to be our Disabled Students’ Officer for 2019/20?
The Disabled Students' Campaign exists to provide a safe space within Edinburgh University Students' Association where self-identifying disabled students can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve their student experience. Students who self-define as disabled may have a physical disability, experiences of mental illness, a chronic condition, or an invisible illness, and all are welcome to join.
As Disabled Students’ Officer you’ll have the opportunity to work on issues like mental health support, campus accessibility, and cuts to disability benefits. You’ll also take a lead in organising a programme of events for Disability History Month in November.
To see what the Disabled Students’ Campaign has been up to this year, check out the Liberation Campaigns’ Facebook page and the Disabled Students at the University of Edinburgh Facebook group. For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of the work our Liberation Officers do, and the additional barriers they may face in taking up student representative roles, each Officer receives an honorarium of £1,200 which is paid in three payments across the year.
For more information on what the role of Disabled Students' Officer involves click Role Description in the links below.