.Representation

Disability Awareness (0506P31)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Student Life

Passed: 19/06/2006 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  •     The position of Students with Disabilities Co-ordinator on Union Council
  •    Disability Awareness Week has been held this year for the first time in several years and will hopefully continue to do so
  •    That the SWD Co-ordinator is part of the Equal Opportunities committee
  •    There have been recent comments on the SUSU forums regarding the provisions for disabled students, and how there is some disappointment in lack of access/facilities
  • Disability is an important issue within the University and theUnion, with over 3000 registered disabled students
  • Disability awareness week is an important event for the union to support
  • There is still room for improvement in terms of catering for disabled students’ needs
  • That the disabled students’ population needs a greater say in the running of the union to raise awareness
  • To mandate VPWelfareand Societies and Equal Opportunities Officer to assist the SWD Co-ordinator to organise the Disability Awareness Week and other events disability awareness events throughout the year
  • To mandate VP Media and Communications to publicise the events
  • To request Constitution Committee change the Constitution so that the SWD Co-ordinator sits on the following additional standing committees:Welfare, Environmental and Ethical, Education and Sites.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy