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Summary of Findings: Academic Reasonable Adjustments Forum 2019

May 7th 2019 saw the first ever CUSU/GU-organised Academic Reasonable Adjustments Forum, a chance for Senior Tutors, Directors of Teaching, and other college and faculty staff – both teaching and support staff – to get together and discuss how to improve the provision of academic reasonable adjustments for disabled students. Click here to download the […]

So, you want an assessment for ADHD? – guide

2018-19 DSC Academic Affairs Officer Chay Graham has put together this super useful guide for anyone considering or seeking an ADHD assessment! Updates from 2020-21: the DRC is no longer able to offer screenings, and the cost of EP reports has now gone up to £425. When there are further updates to guidance, they will […]

“Does it Count?” – infographic

Spread the good news – you may be entitled to adjustments you didn’t realise you had the right to! Image text reads: “Does it count?”Mental health, disability and what’s available to you Not all disabilities look like this. Image shows a cartoon of a wheelchair user. Disabilities can be visible or invisible – and most […]

Disabled Students’ Campaign Committee Elections 2018

DSC elections are upon us! Over the next few days we’ll have a digital hustings, voting will open, and when it closes we’ll have a new committee ready to start making change in Cambridge next Michaelmas! This post will be updated during the election with hustings statements, links to vote, and the results of the […]

Disability History Month: What is Outsider art? And who is the Outsider?

(Sculpture by Judith Scott) Every year UK Disability History Month celebrates disabled culture, activism, and lives. This year the month is November 22nd-December 22nd, with the theme being “Disability & Art”. To explore this theme, CUSU Disabled Students’ Officer Florence Oulds wrote about “Outsider art” and how a concept that seems to legitimise art that […]

Notes from the National Disabled People’s Summit

Last Saturday I attended The National Disabled People’s Summit, a day long event in London with the aim of uniting members of unions, charities, and grass-roots organisers to make practical change for the liberation of Disabled People. The event had an opening Plenary, with speeches from John McDonnell, Bob Williams-Findlay, and Ellen Clifford, followed by […]

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