At London South Bank Students' Union, we know that Disabled students can often have different experiences and challenges during their time at university. You can find out more about the opportunities and support available to disabled students below.
Your Disabled Students’ Officer
Hi! I’m Aurora the re-elected Disabled Students’ Officer for 2018/19. In my role I will work to make sure that every student with a disability believes their ability is more than their disability and will do as much as I can to make sure that message is heard across the Students’ Union and University.
As a current disabled student here at South Bank, I hold this voluntary part-time role alongside my studies, which means that I am very much experiencing what you’re experiencing. I sit at Union Council, the SU’s central decision making body, but I have also been working hard last year to build relationships with the DDS team to make sure that what I am working on and what they are doing join up.
I will be doing campaigns, having meetings and holding events all throughout the year to make that LSBU is a great place to study and be for every student. I’m looking forward to the next academic year with you all, feel free to come and say hello if you see me or drop me an email if you need anything :)
I've also got an ongoing survey so I can find out more about the experience of other students with disabilities which you can complete here.
I will be running this campaign year-round to raise awareness of the services and support available to students with disabilities and encourage people to register with the DDS service and to feel proud in who they are. Many people, even those with a disability, will understand it only as a physical disability, but there is support for the full spectrum of disabilities including those that are “invisible” such as dyslexia. This is such an important campaign for both the University and its students.
I want to begin running specific events for students with disabilities to help build up a social and supportive community amongst these students. If you have any ideas, feel free to email me!
University disability and dyslexia support
Disabled Students’ Allowances
British Dyslexia Association
DnA (disability and ability)
Mind for better mental health
The National Autistic Society
Action on Hearing Loss
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Scope: About disability
Muscular Dystrophy UK