Blog by Lily McDermaid, Disabilities Officer
This week is Invisible Disabilities Week, an annual campaign celebrated during 14 – 20 October. Over the course of this week, several articles written by students will be published on the Wessex Scene in order to share their experiences and shed some light on what living with an invisible disability or illness is like. Head on over to wessexscene.co.uk to read these articles and please share articles so as many people as possible can hear the important messages behind this awareness campaign. Feel free to get in touch with Lily McDermaid, Disabilities Officer … Read the rest
Tags: disabilities, Disabilities Officer, Disability, invisible disabilities
Hey everyone, it’s Arun Aggarwal (VP Student Communities) and Sam Higman (VP Welfare) here.
This year we’ve seen a rise in the number of reported issues around harassment come to the Sabbatical team, and be publicly risen. Because of this, we have worked alongside the Stand Up To Racism Society to better the Union’s method of reporting harassment and allow us to gather data.
We have come up with a new service to facilitate how to report those issues and how we can provide support to affected people. This new service will be in the shape of an online form … Read the rest
Tags: Disability, gender, Harassment Report Form, Harassment Reporting, LGBT, Race, religion, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Stand Up To Racism Society, VP Student Communities, VP Welfare