BCU Enable is a student led society that aims to represent students who identify as disabled, including students with long term illnesses, spLD’s, mental health illness, ASD, sensory impairments and physical impairments. We also welcome membership from any student who consider themselves as being affected by disability, such as a partner or family member, and we also welcome supportive allies.
We aim to promote a more accessible and inclusive university experience for all students, to act and campaign on any issues disabled students face at BCU, to raise awareness and to provide safe, accessible social events for our members.
We also have the BCUSU Disabled Students Officer on our committee, which makes solving issues related to disabled students a lot easier, and we work closely with Enablement services and the Wellness team to make sure all disabled students are supported during their time at BCU.
We have a Facebook Page and Twitter account that we use to raise awareness of our activities and current campaigns, and we also run a Facebook Group and a Blog that our members are free to take part in.
Membership is free, some of our events may cost money depending on what they entail, but we will notify our members well in advance, and members are not obligated to attend if they do not wish to.
We are a disabled diverse group of students who have lived experience of what it’s like to be at University with a disability. We’re passionate about providing support and a voice for disabled students, and we’re always looking for advice and feedback on what we can do to make the society better and to improve the lives of disabled students while they are at BCU.
President - Harriet Frayling
Vice President & BCUSU Disabled Students Officer - Amanda McCabe
Social Secretary - Deborah Hunt
LGBTQ Officer - Isaac Bliss
Treasurer - Shannon Barnard