Welcome to Disability History Month at LUU – a time for learning, growth and celebration of our disabled students, staff and academics!
I acknowledge that because of our lockdown, this month will bring challenges to us that we can’t always anticipate; as members of LUU, students, and the Leeds community as a whole. Despite this, I hope LUU can still be an opportunity for you to participate, learn and gain new experiences, especially during DHM.
The month is divided into four categories: Disability & Stigmas, Disability & Academia, Accessibility and ‘Fun Week’! Not only do we want all our members to learn and develop, we want content to be made for and by our disabled students in order to represent, celebrate and empower! Look out for our Medium blog series, Workshops and DJ music mix.
This month, we’re also joining in a national DHM campaign, Students’ Unions’ Disability History Month, where we’re collaborating with students’ unions around the country to provide a host of opportunities and events for students to get involved in.
We understand that students’ and staff’s mental health has been challenged throughout this month in ways we cannot fathom.
We hope that you keep your mental health at the forefront of what you do, and that we hope this month can be a way for you to feel heard, be worthwhile and continue to grow your sense of belonging within our Union (as much as possible).
-Laila, your Equality and Diversity Officer