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Disability History Month

Disability History Month

Disability History Month takes place in November/December of every year and aims to celebrate and past and look to the future of equal rights for the disabled community in the UK.

Disability History Month 2020 will take place from the evening of 18 November until Friday 18 December 2020. 

The theme is Access: How far have we come? How far have we to go?

In partnership with UWE, The Students' Union will be undertaking a series of events to celebrate our disabled staff and students, demonstrate allyship, and engage in meaningful discussions about the future of accessibility at UWE.

If you would like to get involved please email sucommunity@uwe.ac.uk, or check out our events list below! 

Events

Autism Awareness Training Course
24th November 10:30am - 3:30pm
This course is for anyone who works with a student with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and wants to communicate effectively with them and wants to employ effective strategies in their day-to-day role.
Disability History Month
Disabilities and Accessibility at UWE: Video Release
26th November midnight - 18th December 11:59pm
Join our Disabled Student’s Officer Sadie Trent and VP Community and Welfare Ubong Ante discuss their personal experiences studying as disabled students at UWE and what we can do as allies to create more accessible learning spaces.
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Invisible Disabilities and COVID-19 Panel
26th November noon - 1:30pm
Blackboard Collaborate
Join us to explore what the impact of the global pandemic on disability and mental health has been. We'll be joined by a panel of experts to provide a rich discussion. All are welcome.
Disability History Month
Instagram Live with Briony from Bake Off and the UWE Baking Society
1st December 6pm - 7pm
The Students' Union Instagram - TheSUatUWE
We are delighted to announce that The Great British Bake Off 2018 semi-finalist Briony May Williams is taking over The Students' Union Instagram account with the UWE Baking Society!
Disability History Month
Working with Autistic Communities in Research
3rd December noon - 1:30pm
Guest talk by Nigel Newbutt Nigel will discuss the importance of inclusion in research contexts involving autistic people.
Disability History Month
Disability Student Series Video Release
7th December midnight - 11:59pm
As part of Disability History Month 2020 we asked students to share their personal experiences studying as a disabled student at UWE, share their top tips for accessing support, and discuss the future of accessible learning.
Disability History Month
UWE Bristol Centre for Music in conversation with British Paraorchestra
15th December noon - 11:59pm
This online interview with Associate Director of the British Paraorchestra, will be edited into a short film released on this date.
Disability History Month
Disability Student Series Video Release
17th December midnight - 11:59pm
As part of Disability History Month 2020 we asked students to share their personal experiences studying as a disabled student at UWE, share their top tips for accessing support, and discuss the future of accessible learning.
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Get some support and help

Looking for extra support? The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have a range of services available, including our Advice Centre, the UWE Wellbeing Service, and our 24/7 Crisis Textline service.

 

Advice Team

Our Advice Team is on hand to provide free, non-judgemental and confidential advice. The service is independent of UWE Bristol and all advice is impartial, unbiased, and nothing you tell the team will appear on your UWE Bristol file. 

Find out more by clicking here or emailing suadvice@uwe.ac.uk

Disability Support 

Whether you are a current student or you are thinking about applying to UWE Bristol, the Disability Service have a range of support services for you. If you are unable to meet a deadline or have a problem with an assessment, additional assessment support is available.

To find out more, click here

 

Specialist Mentor Support

UWE Bristol offer one-to-one specialist mentor support focusing on your academic studies. You may be eligible to access this service through Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). Please contact Disability Service if you are unsure about your entitlement to DSA.

To find out more, click here.

 

 

 

  

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