03 Dec 2015 Dis-Ability Manchester

 logo

Dis-Ability Manchester: Thinking Inside The Box!

Thursday 3rd December 2015


uom logommu logo

 

 

The University of Manchester (UoM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) are proud to present a joint celebration of the UN-designated International Day of Disabled People 2015

un-enable-logoOrganised and hosted by the UoM Disabled Staff Network and MMU Disabled Staff Forum, and supported by our respective Equality & Diversity teams (UoM E&D and MMU E&D) and Students’ Unions (UMSU and The Union MMU), this collaborative disability event involves hands-on activities, inspirational speakers and time to socialise and find out more! All students, colleagues and local partner organisations at both universities are warmly invited to join the celebration – with a festive twist!

*** REGISTER YOUR FREE PLACE ON EVENTBRITE ***

  • Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015
  • Time: 2pm – 6pm
  • Venue: University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
  • Campus maps and information (including building accessibility) can be found here
  • Registration: FREE on EVENTBRITE

FINAL_IDDP 2015 PROGRAMME 3

POSTER  |  PROGRAMME

Follow us:

icon-facebook-50icon-twitter-50


The Event Steering Group:

  • Adam Lavery – Data Analyst, Equality & Diversity, UoM
  • Cath Prescott – E&D Advisor, Equality & Diversity, UoM
  • Denise Davidson – Secretary, Disabled Staff Network (DSN), UoM
  • Hamied Haroon – Co-Chair, DSN, UoM
  • Jess Napthine – Programmes Administrator, Faculty of Education, MMU
  • Loan Nguyen – Socials Coordinator, DSN, UoM
  • Lucy Hallam – Wellbeing Officer, University of Manchester Students’ Union (UMSU)
  • Lydia Lancaster – E&D Assistant, Equality & Diversity, MMU
  • Marina Matosic – Co-Chair, DSF, MMU
  • Melanie Sharpe – Co-Chair, DSN, UoM
  • Mona Patel – E&D Advisor, Equality & Diversity, MMU
  • Natasha Brooks – Diversity Officer, UMSU
  • Rebecca Lawthom – Professor of Community Psychology, MMU
  • Sanaa Amir – Widening Participation Intern, MMU
  • Sarah May – E&D Co-ordinator, Equality & Diversity, MMU
  • Sumaira Naseem – PhD Student, MMU
  • Yulia Kohar – PhD Student, UoM

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

Recent Posts

#PurpleLightUp

December 3rd is the UN’s International Day of Disabled People. To celebrate this significant day, we have partnered with PurpleSpace to mark the occasion with #PurpleLightUp, a vibrant global movement using the colour purple, which is emblematic of disability, celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million Disabled employees around the world, and we’re inviting you and your organisation to take part.

Why join in?

Taking part in #PurpleLightUp gives you and your organisation the opportunity to:

  1. Jointly celebrate ‘purple talent’ and human potential.
  2. Show commitment to disability inclusion and accessibility.
  3. Raise the profile of your staff networks and the work that they’re doing.

Taking part is easy. From sharing the #PurpleLightUp hashtag, to lighting up your organisation in purple, there are countless ways to mark the occasion. Perhaps highlight the achievements of Disabled role models in your organisation, or join us as we take part in PurpleSpace’s 24-hour #PurpleLightUp global broadcast, or share some of the successes of your staff networks on social media, or explore any of the other great ideas listed in the official #PurpleLightUp booklet. Whatever you do, let’s make sure we shine a (purple) light on the value of Disabled employees and everything we’ve achieved.

We are stronger when we work together.

NADSN is proud to be supporting PurpleSpace in this great initiative. We’ve seen first-hand the power of staff networks to create meaningful change for Disabled employees as we work towards inclusion and accessibility in all areas of life. The hard work and dedication of our networks should not go unnoticed. So, let’s come together to celebrate all that’s been achieved and make our contributions visible all over the world.

And don’t forget, NADSN is also on hand to offer advice and support for starting or growing your staff network as you move from strength to strength in ensuring inclusion for Disabled people in your organisation. We are stronger when we work together. So, let’s do this!

Download this post as a doc or PDF and share with your networks!

  1. NADSN Black Lives Matter Statement Leave a reply
  2. COVID Post-Lockdown: Perspectives, Implications and Strategies for Disabled Staff – NADSN’s Position Paper 2 Replies
  3. Professor Anna Lawson, Director of @CDSLeeds, honours NADSN by becoming our FIRST Patron! Leave a reply
  4. NADSN to partner with Prof Kate Sang on EPSRC-funded “Disability Inclusive Science Careers” Project Leave a reply
  5. Hamied gives Annual Disability Lecture at Cambridge University Leave a reply
  6. Hamied is nominated for a National Diversity Award – please vote! Leave a reply
  7. Science interviews Kate Sang on her research on disabled academics! Leave a reply
  8. Hamied Haroon speaks at the House of Lords for the Snowdon Trust Leave a reply
  9. Manchester Met Uni achieves GOLD in the Disability Standard! Leave a reply