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Mary Leishman

undergraduate education
m.leishman@uea.ac.uk

making education more accessible

November 22nd marked the start of Disability History Month, putting the focus on issues of accessibility in society. At uea(su), we want to improve access to education for all students and have been given an opportunity to feed into the University's policy of inclusion in the curriculum. We want your help to make sure that the information we give to the University is representative and can make a real difference.  

If you've ever felt at a disadvantage in your studies due to teaching failing to be inclusive, university systems being poorly designed or other obstacles that hold you back but don't affect your peers – we want to hear from you.  

We're running some workshops where we'll explain about the new policy and how you can feed in to it.  In these workshops you'll have the opportunity to discuss your experience and how the University and your faculty could make education more accessible. We are keen to welcome all students who feel they have been disadvantaged in their studies. Reasons may include (but are not exclusive to): dyslexia, hearing impediments, mental health, visual impairments, physical disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions, digestive conditions, fatigue and neurological conditions. The sessions will take place:  

Friday 1st of December 17:30 – 19:30 Bookable Room 5 

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Monday 4th of December 10:00 – 12:00 Bookable Room 1 

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Monday 4th of December 16:00 – 18:00  Bookable room 1 

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Drinks and nibbles will be provided. If you're on placement or unable to attend these dates feel free to email me at m.leishman@uea.ac.uk so that you can input in another way.  

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