Disabled Students Officer


Kirstie Pope

Contact Details

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The Role of the Disabled Students Officer

  1. Manifesto-To deliver promises and pledges made to the student body during the election process.
  2. Leadership- Lead disabled students.
  3. Representation- Represent disabled students to committees, the University, NUS and to external organisations and partners.
  4. Student Experience- Engage with disabled students to influence decisions made by NSU.
  5. To Contribute to the Overall Effectiveness of the Union.

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About Kirstie 

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. 

Manifesto Progress

  Manifesto Point Progress
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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