Hello, I am Kirstie and I am really looking forward to working alongside you, as your Disabled Students’ Officer 20/21. I have recently completed my undergraduate degree in psychology and will be starting my Masters in September. Since joining the university in 2013, I have seen a lot of changes (by far the greatest being the move to Waterside) and have been involved in multiple projects relating to inclusivity. Last academic year, in addition to my degree, I undertook a work experience position shadowing the head of equality and inclusion at the university, with my specific focal point being disabilities. Alongside this, I started a project called Carers’ Champions; promoting and establishing greater support for Young Carers on campus too. I have also spent time as an LLS ambassador and a course rep. Outside of university, I am an Autism Champion and a member of the Autism Advisory Panel for Northamptonshire. As a disabled student myself, I am keen to see some positive changes and push for greater inclusivity at UoN.
|1||Promote a better sensory experience and more inclusive environment for students with Autism.|
Support students to disclose and seek help for hidden disabilities.
Facilitate conversations through running drop ins and hosting events
|4||Ensure that every student with a disability is listened to and given the correct support.|
|5||Make sure that mental health conditions are considered as equal to physical disabilities.|
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