Disability Week 2018

Zoe Godden students with disabilities officer Campaigns

Disability Advocacy Week aims to bring light to disabled issues by putting students with disabilities at the forefront of their own narratives. Tackling issues such as ableism and sanism, disability in wider society, and recent governmental changes to monetary aid such as Personal Independence Payments and Disabled Students Allowance, Disability Advocacy Week’s purpose is to educate the wider student body and beyond about how they can become better disabled allies and show the positive contributions disabled people have given to our society, in addition to aiding students who are pursuing diagnoses or support for their conditions.

The week will be running from February 5th to 9th 2018 on campus at NUSU, featuring a host of events throughout the week, including –

Ableism 101  

It’s All in Your Head: The Effect of Invisible Disabilities (led by the lovely Joanna Power):

Refreshers Fair Early Access Hour

Inclusive Parasport Fencing Taster Session(!!!):

Boccia and Goalball Taster Sessions

#CripTheVote: Disability Activism at the Front Lines (led by Errol Kerr, of course)

I’m Not a Scrounger: Disability and Social Class (a collab between Newcastle University Disability and Neurodiversity Society and the Working Class Students Network):

Student Advice Centre: Disabled Students Drop-In

Disability Poetry and Zine Workshop (Led by the wonderful Sez Thomasin)

Deaf and Disabled: A Student’s Experience (Led by Jacob Atkinson)

Mad Max: Fury Road Screening

 

 

 

Other News

Term 1 Welfare Campaigns Round-up

It has been a busy term!

 
Support people experiencing homelessness this Christmas.
A homeless person on the streets

Fill a shoe box full of gifts to help make Christmas a good as it can be for those in need.

 
Changing the Culture
A project aimed to tackle hate crime and incidents

Come along to one of the forums or fill in the online form.

 
NUSU join the city wide campaign Shout-Up!

NUSU gets involved in the city-wide campaigns to make our pubs, clubs, bars and venues sexual harassment free zones.

 
NUSU Trans Awareness
The Trans Colours

Find out what we have planned as part of Trans Awareness Week and beyond to raise awareness of the experiences of Trans Students on Campus.

 
S.H.A.G

Loads of useful bits of information intended to help you with your sexual health. That is anything from contraception, to pregnancy information. Here you’ll find videos, and tips from current students and staff members.