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Disability History Month

Disability History Month

Disability history month aims to celebrate the past, present achievements and promote the importance of equal rights for differently abled people in the UK. This year, the focus is on all types of disabilities including mental health difficulties, specific learning disabilities and chronic illness. We will be challenging barriers differently abled students face regarding higher education and accessing university education

Disability History Month 2021 will take place from 22 November until Friday 20 December 2021. 

In partnership with UWE, The Students' Union will be undertaking a series of events to celebrate our differently abled 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, or check out our events list below! 



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

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.


Differently Abled Action: Afternoon Tea
23rd November noon - 2pm
Open Access Space - A Block (BOWER ASHTON)
An afternoon of tea, talk and togetherness. Whether you identify as disabled or would like to help make spaces more accessible in a variety of ways, this will be a super hub ... and who doesn't like a good cuppa?
Representation | Bower Ashton Event | Day | Free | Alcohol Free | Disability History Month
Differently Abled Action:Afternoon Tea
25th November 2pm - 4pm
The Students' Union, Frenchay Campus
Free | Feel Good | Disability History Month
DAA: Afternoon Tea
26th November 1pm - 3pm
The Students' Union, Glenside Campus
Join us in The Students' Union at Glenside for a free afternoon tea, friendly chats and support information.
Campaigns | Glenside Event | Network Events | Free | Alcohol Free | Family Friendly | Disability History Month