03 Dec 2014 Dis-Ability Manchester


Dis-Ability Manchester: Breaking Barriers and Celebrating Ability

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are proud to present a joint celebration of the UN-designated International Day of Disabled People 2014


  • Time: 12:30pm – 4pm
  • Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, off Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6LL

We cordially invite all of our Students, Members of Staff and Local Partner Organisations to celebrate the positive support and inspiration within Manchester!

This first-of-its-kind collaborative disability event involves exhibition stands, workshops and inspirational speakers

This event will be followed by a prize-winning University Challenge Quiz organised and hosted by The Union MMU

There will be four teams: MMU Staff, UoM Staff, MMU Students, UoM Students

We invite a packed and lively audience to participate and support the Quiz!

POSTER (please note that the correct timing for the Staff Vs Students University Challenge Quiz is 4.30pm – 6pm)

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The Event Steering Group:

  • Sanaa Amir – Widening Participation Intern, MMU
  • Dennis Bourne – Ex E&D Assistant, MMU
  • Anna Charles-Jones – Co-Chair, Disabled Staff Forum (DSF), MMU
  • Sarah-Beth Cooper – Community Officer, The Union, MMU
  • Hamied Haroon – Co-Chair, Disabled Staff Network (DSN), UoM
  • Amarpreet Kaur – Chair, Time to Change Society, MMU
  • Lydia Lancaster – E&D Assistant, MMU
  • Rebecca Lawthom – Professor of Community Psychology, MMU
  • Paul Marks-Jones – E&D Advisor, UoM
  • Marina Matosic – Member and Ex Co-Chair, DSF, MMU
  • Jess Napthine – Faculty Programmes Administrator, MMU
  • Mona Patel – E&D Advisor, MMU
  • Melanie Sharpe – Co-Chair, DSN, UoM

Here are a few photos of the event (plenty more here):

IDDP 2014 birds eye view

A bird’s eye view of the opening session

IDDP 2014 Quiz Students

The Student Teams on the IDDP Quiz: MMU (left) and UoM (right)

IDDP 2014 SG

Some members of the Steering Group: (from left to right, back to front) Prof Rebecca Lawthom (MMU), Jess Napthine (MMU), Paul Marks-Jones (UoM), Marina Matosic (MMU), Melanie Sharpe (UoM), Mona Patel (MMU), Dr Hamied Haroon (UoM) & Anna Charles-Jones (MMU)

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