16 November – 16 December
Join us as we celebrate and learn.
Disability History Month
Disability History Month takes place from 16 November – 16 December in the UK; join SUSU and others across the UK as we:
- Celebrate the lives of disabled people past and present;
- Challenge disablism;
- Achieve equality.
Disability History Month
Disability History Month takes place from the 16th of November to the 16th of December in the UK, and is now in it’s 14th year!
This year’s theme is Experience of Disablement Amongst Children and Young People.
Disability History Month 2023 Events
Here is the line-up of events for this year’s Disability History Month!
DHM Display - Including artwork by children that KEEN work with
Thursday 16th November - Saturday 16th December
During the campaign month we will have a display on the concourse which will showcase inspirational people who have accomplished amazing things. There will also be free Sunflower Lanyards for those that require them, Disability History Month badges and Artwork created by young children with disabilities, given by the KEEN society who work with young people and children with disabilities.
Accessible Trampolining Taster Session
Tuesday 21st November, 19:30 - 22:00
Jubilee Sports Hall
Head over to the Jubilee Sports Hall to take part in an accessible Trampolining session. All clubs taking part in this campaign month are open to students continuing within the club afterwards, you just need to make them aware and they are happy to make any reasonable adjustments within the support of SUSU to make this happen. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand if you are interested so they can make reasonable adjustments.
Accessible Aikido Taster Session
Tuesday 21st November, 18:30- 20:00
Martial Arts Room, Building 42
Head over to the Martial Arts room to take part in an accessible Aikido session. All clubs taking part in this campaign month are open to students continuing within the club afterwards, you just need to make them aware and they are happy to make any reasonable adjustments with the support of SUSU to make this happen.
Accessible Riding Club Sessions
Monday 27th November, 10:30-14:00
Broadlands RDA Group
The Riding Club are happy to offer Accessible sessions to those that are interested. To book on please email email@example.com or message them on Instagram @instasurc and they will be happy to organise this for you. They will also be running a Volunteers Day at the RDA Centre.
Sign Language Taster Session
Thursday 30th November, 18:00
Come and celebrate Disability History Month with Signsoc! We will go over some of the basics of British Sign Language and introduce how to communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities. We as a society are made up of people who are passionate about including Deaf/HoH people in the conversation about inclusion and diversity - come check out what we do!
Accessible Sailing Taster Session
Contact the Sailing Club society to book a session
Sailing are happy to run accessible sessions for students that are interested. If you get in touch with SUSU at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the club directly at email@example.com if you are interested and they will be more than happy to accomodate you at any session and are also happy to offer one off sessions.
Wheelchair Dance Workshop
Saturday 2nd December, 10am-11am
Veg Out Space
Liberate Dance is an exclusively wheelchair-based dance company who believe in celebrating the freedom of movement a wheelchair brings to people with disabilities. They teach a range of dance styles from Contemporary to Hip-Hop and are inclusive, adaptable and flexible to meet your needs. They will be running a free workshop at SUSU, for all wheelchair users to come and join in. For more information about the company, check out their website here. https://www.movemomentum.co.uk/liberate-dance .
Break the Silence: Amplifying Disabled Voices
Thursday 7th December, 19:00-21:00
Is a public speaking event in which disabled staff and students are talking about all thing's disability. The talks will be 'Ted talk' style presentations followed by a Q&A session where the audience will be invited to ask any questions they have. Some examples of topics being covered are Eye gaze technology, accessible gaming, the importance of accessibility, why education should care, and more... The aim of the event if to give a platform and space to disabled individuals, both at the university and further afield to share their experiences.
Hear from students about their experiences living with disability at university and playing sports.