Disabled Students' Campaign
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 the group.
The Disabled Students' Campaign is led by the Students' Association's Disabled Students' Officer. This year's Disabled Students' Officer is Chloë Marvin, who was elected by self-defining disabled students in the Students' Association's March elections.
To sign up to the Disabled Students' Campaign's mailing list and receive regular updates on activities, events and campaigns click here.
All self-identifying disabled students are welcome to get involved in the Disabled Students' Campaign. To find out more you can join the Facebook group, email Chloë, or come along to one of the Campaign's events.
Campaigns and Events
In the past, the Disability and Mental Wellbeing Liberation Group has been involved in fighting against cuts to benefits, lobbying the University to make buildings more accessible and campaigning to de-stigmatise mental illness.
Each year, the Group also celebrates National Disability History Month
, which runs from the 22nd of November to the 22nd of December, with film screenings, social media campaigns, and events.
This year's Convener, Leah Morgan, is keen to raise awareness of the diversity of mental illnesses which can affect students, improve academic support for disabled students, and lobby the University to address physical access issues on campus. You can read her full manifesto here
In 2014, the Students' Association conducted a University-wide survey of students’ experiences of mental health. You can read the summary report here