Disability History Month

Disability History Month takes place from 16 November - 16 December in the UK; join SUSU as we celebrate the lives of disabled people past and present, challenge disablism and achieve equality.

Disability in Sport week runs from 28 November - 02 December, with lots of great sports events and activities to get involved with! Visit our events calendar to see all the sports events taking place this month.

Disability History Month UK

Disability History Month UK

UK Disability History Month is now in its 13th year. This year's core theme is 'Disability, Health and Wellbeing'.

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Southern Sharks vs Team Southampton Wheelchair Basketball Match

Southern Sharks vs Team Southampton Wheelchair Basketball Match

Friday 25 November, 19:00. We're excited to be joined by the Southern Sharks to play wheelchair basketball at Jubilee Sports Hall - and this year, they're challenging Team Southampton's own Sharks Basketball team to a match! Come along to show your support, learn more about this sport and accessibility to sports. Booking is required for spectators (free).

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Go to the Highfield Impaired Art Workshop

Disability History Month Timetable

Take a closer look at all the great events you can get involved with for Disability History Month and Disability in Sport Week!

View our Disability History Month timetable
Go to the Highfield Impaired Art Workshop

Give It A Go: Impaired Art Workshop (Highfield)

Monday 28 November, 13:30 - 15:30. We'd like to invite you to this unique workshop to experience painting in an unusual way - creating art without using your eyesight or hands. You have two hours to complete a painting based on our theme 'What inclusion looks like to you'. Event now fully booked.

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Go to the WSA Impaired Art Workshop

Give It A Go: Impaired Art Workshop (WSA)

Tuesday 29 November, 16:00 - 18:00. We'd like to invite you to this unique workshop to experience painting in an unusual way - creating art without using your eyesight or hands. You have two hours to complete a painting based on our theme 'What inclusion looks like to you'. Booking is required (free).

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Go to the Relaxed Games Night webpage

Relaxed Games Night

Thursday 01 December, 18:00 - 20:00. We'd like to invite students with a disability to an evening in The Bridge to play Tabletop Escape Rooms or Board Games within a relaxed environment. Booking is required (free).

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Disability History Month

Sunflower Lanyards

The sunflower is a globally recognised symbol for hidden disabilities. You can choose to wear a sunflower lanyard to let people around you know that you have a hidden disability and may need a helping hand, understanding, or just more time. Sunflower lanyards are available to collect from the SUSU Welfare Room (Level 3, B40) or at Avenue Campus.

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Give It a Go: Learn Sign Language

Thursday 24 November, 18:00 - 19:00, Building 2 (Room 5053). We would like to invite you to a Beginners Sign Language session with the Sign Language Society. In this session, you can learn some basic sign language expressions. Booking is required (free).

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RAG Bingo Night

Friday 02 December, 18:30 - 22:30, Bar 3 (B42). RAG are hosting a Bingo Night as a fundraiser for SUSU's Disability History Month Campaign. Come and join us for a fun night of Bingo including a raffle, tea and coffee. Booking required (£2 + booking fee).

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Go to the Union After Dark event page

Union After Dark Quiet Hour

Wednesday 30 November, 19:00 - 21:00, The Bridge. During Happy Hour at Union After Dark we will be playing a quieter, chilled playlist and there won't be any strobe lighting. Come along if you'd like to experience Union After Dark but would appreciate a quieter night. No booking required.

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Go to the Accessible Yoga event page

Accessible Yoga Session

Monday 28 November, 16:30 - 18:00, Meeting Room 2 (Level 1, B42) Yoga Society will be running an Accessible Yoga Session, focusing on breathwork as part of SUSU's Disability History Month Campaign. Booking required - free event.

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Hidden Disabilities: Introduction

Hidden Disabilities: Introduction

Not all disabilities are visible. Be kind, respectful and never assume.

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Hidden Disabilities: Autism

Hidden Disabilities: Autism

We spoke to students for an in-depth look at autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the importance of acceptance and the subjective experience of living with ASD.

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Hidden Disabilities: Fibromyalgia

Hidden Disabilities: Fibromyalgia

We spoke to students about their experiences living with Hidden Disabilities - this video focuses on Fibromyalgia.

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