A super-network connecting and representing disabled staff networks in the tertiary education sector (i.e. universities and colleges) and other interested organisations.

Hamied gives Annual Disability Lecture at Cambridge University


Dr Hamied Haroon (@HHHotWheels), Chair of NADSN (@nadsn_uk), was one of a panel of three disabled academics who spoke at the University of Cambridge’s 15th Annual Disability Lecture on “Disabled Academics in the 21st Century! The other two esteemed disabled academics on the panel were Professor Nigel Lockett (@nigellockett) and Professor Farah Mendlesohn (@effjayem). The Lecture was held at St John’s College (@stjohnscam) on Thursday 22nd March 2018, organised by Cambridge’s Disability Resource Centre (@Cambridge_DRC). The video recording, transcript, and other resources, are now available at https://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2754756


Hamied is nominated for a National Diversity Award – please vote!


Our Chair, Dr Hamied Haroon (@HHHotWheels), is overwhelmed to be nominated in this year’s National Diversity Awards (@ndawards) for the “Positive Role Model Award – Disability”! Hamied was nominated by the amazing Jane Cordell (@CordellJane) and extraordinary Kate Nash OBE (@KateNashOBE)!

If you would like to endorse Hamied’s nomination please visit this page to vote! Nominations and voting will close on 9th June.

#NDA17 #NDA2017


Science interviews Kate Sang on her research on disabled academics!


Dr Kate Sang (@katesang) is Associate Professor in Management at Heriot-Watt University (@HeriotWattUni) and was a speaker at the NADSN Conference at The University of Edinburgh in March 2017.

Kate has been interviewed by Science Magazine (@sciencemagazine) about her critical research into the challenges faced by disabled academics and how these could be addressed. Read the article here

Hamied Haroon speaks at the House of Lords for the Snowdon Trust


Dr Hamied Haroon (@HHHotWheels) was invited as the guest speaker during the afternoon tea reception for the Snowdon Trust (@SnowdonTrust) at the House of Lords (@UKHouseofLords) on 28th March 2017. The reception was hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (@Tanni_GT) as Patron of the Snowdon Trust!

Hamied was supported by the Snowdon Trust to complete his MSc and start his PhD before entering a fulfilling career as a research scientist at The University of Manchester (@OfficialUoM). Hamied is currently Chair of NADSN!

Manchester Met Uni achieves GOLD in the Disability Standard!

NADSN offers huge CONGRATULATIONS to Mona Patel (@MonaP23) and her colleagues in the Equality & Diversity Team (@MMUEqualities) at Manchester Metropolitan University (@ManMetUni). They have become the first university to secure GOLD status in the Business Disability Forum’s (@DisabilitySmart) Disability Standard (@DisabilityStand) in 2017! We are so proud of this awesome achievement! More here.



Mona Patel – My Journey so far


Mona Patel (@MonaP23) is currently the Communications Lead in NADSN’s Steering Committee and is the Equality & Diversity Specialist (@MMUEqualities) at Manchester Metropolitan University (@ManMetUni).  Mona is also actively committed to a number of important voluntary roles outside of work.

Mona has GNE Myopathy and recently wrote her personal story for the 7th Edition of the GNE Myopathy Disease Monitoring Programme (GNEM-DMP) Newsletter. NADSN is proud to share Mona’s insightful and inspiring story – please see page 4 here