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We're Listening - Disability Awareness Month

Published: 16 November 2021

The Student Disability and Inclusion team is taking the opportunity of UK Disability History Month to listen to the experiences of disabled students at the University of Southampton.

We want to listen to and learn from students so that we the actions we take, the decisions we make and the goals we set ourselves in relation to services and support for disabled students, are meaningful and based on lived experience.  The learning will feed into our Student Disability Strategic Plan, due for completion in 2022.

We are keen to hear from a diverse range of disabled students, including those with hidden disabilities and those who consider themselves to be neurodivergent, those with mental health conditions and those with physical impairments and long term health conditions.

Feedback options available throughout UK Disability History Month:

Graffiti Walls

These can be found outside the Assistive Technology Suite (ATS) in Hartley Library, next to the door in the Student Hub in Building 37 and on an accessible table in the Jubilee sports centre entrance.

Anonymous Feedback Form

Fill in this form to tell us about your experience and share ideas for improvement in relation to a range of themes.

Bespoke feedback activities during UK Disability History Month:

To find out more about our bespoke feedback activities, please see the list below:

Themed feedback sessions
Meet a member of the Student Disability & Inclusion Team to share your experiences around the following topics. Please note that these sessions will either be individual or group sessions depending on demand, and may be held either online or in person.

  • Accommodation - Monday 29 November 3pm
  • Digital Accessibility - Thursday 2 December 2pm
  • Transport - Wednesday 8 December 3pm
  • Sport Accessibility - Monday 13 December 3pm

Campus Estate Survey
Join a member of the Student Disability & Inclusion Team and Estates in surveying the campus and sharing your ideas for improvement.

Reverse Mentoring for Students and Staff
Sign up to our new Reverse Mentoring scheme – an opportunity for students to share their knowledge and experience in relation to disability with a member of university staff.

Share Your Student Story
Students will have the opportunity to meet with a member of the Student Disability & Inclusion Team to share their experience with a view to this featuring as part of a student staff awareness raising campaign.

Activities ongoing throughout the year

See our Events page in the link below for information about workshops and support groups for students who consider themselves neurodivergent.

Look out for opportunities to take part in Student Co-design work - email to express your interest in future opportunities

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