Disabled Students' Forum

 

The Disabled Students’ Forum is one of five autonomous liberation campaigns affiliated under the Aberdeen University Students’ Association. We aim to represent all disabled students/students with disabilities (whichever way of describing yourself the individual prefers), and to counter prejudice and discrimination against disabled students on campus, while promoting and engaging in radical critical thinking about disability. We are an intersectional safe space for disabled students and do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of disability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual or romantic orientation, gender, or trans status.

 

If you have a disability, you are welcome to be a part of the forum. This includes physical disabilities, neurodivergence, and mental illnesses. If you are not disabled, you're more than welcome to like the forum Facebook page and show support as an ally through sharing our posts etc, but the forum group is a space for disabled people. 

 

Useful resources

NUS Disabled Students: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505259962902056

TABOU Disability Magazine: https://taboumagazine.com/

 

Committee Members

Beatrix (Bea) Livesey-Stephens, Convener (she/her)

Lily Davidson, Co-Convener (she/her)  

Emma Bristow, Secretary & Treasurer (she/her)  

Sian Wallace, Sports & Education Officer (she/they) 

Zara McLachlan, Social Secretary (they/he) 

Jack Boag, Inclusion Officer (he/him) 

Rian-James (Rian) Hiney, Liaison Officer (he/him) 

 

 
We have a Facebook group which all self-defining disabled students are welcome to join and get involved! The Disabled Students Forum has a Facebook page and Twitter page which everyone is welcome to like to keep up with our activities and campaigns. Contact us by emailing disabled-forum@abdn.ac.uk or messaging us on Facebook.
 
We run a few campaigns which focus on allowing university staff to hear the student voice with regards to issues that arise with provisions and support during class and inclusion in social events. One such campaign which has been active over recent months is the Accessible Housing campaign. We are currently engaged in a dialogue with the support and accommodation teams at the university to improve the application process and to allow students with disabilities to have more agency over choosing where they want to live while at university. If this is a topic you feel strongly about and would like to help us please contact us through Facebook or drop us an email.