The DIG would like to thank Emma Simblett, School Learning & Teaching Assistant for PS Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, for her hard work and contribution to the group, while she is taking a break from committee membership.
This short survey is open to all Newcastle University staff and students – it takes ~3 mins to complete and all answers are anonymous.
NU DIG wants to capture current experiences in the context of chronic health, mental health, disability and wellbeing. Specifically to identify barriers to sharing information about a disability, chonic health or mental health condition with the University; providing or receiveing reasonable adjustments; and experiences of ableism/disability discrimination in the organisation. The results of this survey will be used by the NU DIG committee to:
identify gaps and strengths in existing University practices,
inform policy and processes to develop an inclusive working and learning environment
provide our network with evidence to lobby for change in the University
Please circulate amongst colleagues and students. If you have any enquiries or comments about the survey please contact the committee firstname.lastname@example.org
NUSU are holding an Inclusive Sport Week campaign for NU staff and students. This is to promote disability and inclusive sport on campus and celebrate that sport is for everyone! Through the week there will be:
Casual sport sessions taking place in Boccia, Goalball, Sitting Volleyball and Visually Impaired Cricket.
Sessions from the Activity Alliance to teach our clubs how to provide inclusive training sessions for those with additional needs.
A talk on mental health in sport from Clarke and Carrie Carlisle.
Posters celebrating the diversity of our student athletes and much more!
You may also be interested in AccessAble, a website (also available as an app) covering venues across the UK and Ireland, including shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more.
Use AccessAble to find wheelchair friendly venues or check out disabled access and facilities.
Join us for an engaging and entertaining talk with Q & A by Francesca Martinez as part of the NU DIG celebration of diversity for International Day of People with Disabilities. Francesca is a wobbly comedian, writer, speaker and activist (she has mild cerebral palsy, but much prefers the word ‘wobbly’). She has guested on Channel 4 News, BBC2’s Newsnight, BBC1’s Today’s Politics, and was voted most popular guest on BBC3’s Free Speech. Her recent debut on BBC1’s Question Time was described as the show’s “best ever moment” and went viral with 11 million views in the first week alone.
This event is free and open to all Newcastle University staff and students, spaces are limited. Registration required by 27th November 2019
DIG Chair Dr Becca Wilson and HaSS EDI Officer Kelechi Dibbie were recently invited as panel speakers at the British Science Association and BIG STEM Communicators Network workshop “What can we do to be better equality, diversity and inclusion allies?” held 17th July 2019 in Edinburgh. Continue reading Better EDI Allies→