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.
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
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!
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 (@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
Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
NADSN has submitted its response to the Government’s Consultation on the Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper! Please read it on our Resources webpage
We hope it makes a difference for all disabled people! 🙂
Launch of the “Ahead of the arc” report
Having contributed evidence to the APPG Disability inquiry, Jacquie Nicholson was invited to represent NADSN (@nadsn_uk) at the launch of the Report “Ahead of the arc“ on 7th December 2016! (@APPGdisability #halvethegap)
Unfortunately, Jacquie had to be elsewhere at the time, so she asked Stuart Moore (@SDMoore77) to take her place!
We are so proud of Stuart and Jacquie! Many thanks to you both for involving NADSN in such a critical piece of work! 🙂 🙂 🙂