We're funded by your Students' Union to host events and activities that reach out to students with a disabillity. We met you during Welcome Week and Refreshers Week to provide a space for peer-support, and a relaxing environment to make friends. This group is provided as a safe space to talk about the struggles our members face while at university, and get the encouragement and empathy they need. We reguarly attend Welcome Fair, so come by to Welcome Fair and chat to us - or if that's not your scene, get in touch!
We exist because it is "hard being a student, and even harder being a disabled student". Each year we will create a group the committee and others can rely on for peer-support, and gather what we feel needs to change to fulfil our academic needs. This year we've met with the University's Equality Diversity and Inclusion department manager, to share our thoughts on problems with fascilities on campus like faulty elevators.
Our Society is a Protected Society, which means we never close down, are free to join, and are completely funded by the Students' Union for our events and activities.
This is because we represent a key demographic of Birmingham City University, and are recognised by the National Union of Students as part of their Liberation Campaign.
As a member, you'll be included in the random sample to attend the Student Advisory Panel - voting on the ideas of students from across BCU.
If you've got a question the society can't answer, or are interested in starting your own Protected Society, get in touch with the Protected Society Coordinator.
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