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The Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Network supports students who self-define within that group. This includes physical disabilities, invisible disabilities, and mental health. Your Officer is your first port of call to make suggestions, raise queries or ask questions about the work that the Officer is doing

In the past, the Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Network have worked to address accessibility issues at BU, run events for Disabilities History Month and run a campaign addressing invisible illnesses titled ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’

If you have any suggestions or motions you would like to put forward to improve the student journey for students with Disabilities, please complete the form below

If you haven’t self-defined yet to keep up to date with events, meetings, and the work that the campaign is doing, please do so at the bottom of the page.

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Your Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Officer 2023/24 - Zainab Abdul-Obitayo

What do you want from your officer?

  • Bring like-minded people together?
  • Advocate for your cause?
  • Enact change within the student community?

Self Definition

This section is designed for any student to self-define through the selection below. By self-defining you get automatic access to the associated Liberation Network.

















Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Network Ideas

Got an event or campaign idea that you think the Disabilities, Accessibility and Neuro-Diverse Network should work on or run? We want to hear it!

This is completely anonymous - all submissions will record your response only

Want to be an ally to the Disabled community and learn more about how you can support them? Head to their section on the Allyship Hub to find out what to watch, read and listen to make yourself a better ally.

Disability Allyship Hub

Additional Learning Support

BU's ALS team are here to support students who have sensory/physical disabilities, Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs), medical conditions, mental health difficulties and/or temporary injuries. They can help with arranging screenings and assessments, assist you with Disabled Students' Allowance applications and provide support to enable you to learn indepentdently through their workshops just to name a few.

SUBU Advice

SUBU Advice provides free, independent, non-judgemental and confidential advice and information to all BU students

Student Wellbeing

The Student Wellbeing service specialises in providing support for students who are experiencing stress, anxiety, or low mood. Our team of Wellbeing Advisers offer short-term practical advice and teach self-care techniques for stress, anxiety or low mood but can also help with a range of other personal issues including panic, homesickness, and difficulties eating or sleeping  They will also help you to get specialist support if you need it.

CareersBU

Providing extra support for students with physical, mental and neurodiverse conditions. As well as general careers services, they provide specialist information and support to students with additional needs. You can get in touch throughout your studies and after you graduate for help with;

  • finding jobs and positive employers
  • talking to employers about your disability
  • writing your CV, applications and cover letters
  • preparing for interviews and assessment centres
  • getting support from government schemes, such as Access to Work