04 Mar 2015 NADSN Conference Chester

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NADSN Conference at the University of Chester

Wednesday 4th March 2015


The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) and the University of Chester have collaborated to proudly present a one-day conference for NADSN during the University of Chester Diversity Festival 2015

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  • Main Conference timing: 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Venue: Kingsway Buildings, University of Chester, off Kingsway, Chester CH2 2LB

Please see the FULL PROGRAMME for details, and book your FREE place on EVENTBRITE.

We cordially invite all colleagues in higher and further education institutions across the UK, who are members of disabled staff networks or have an interest in disability, to attend this excellent and FREE event!

Parking will be available at the venue and it is easily accessible by train. The venue is fully accessible and lunch will be provided too!


This conference will be followed by the first meeting of the NADSN Founding Steering Group

  • Time: 2.30pm – 4pm
  • Venue: Kingsway Buildings, University of Chester, off Kingsway, Chester CH2 2LB

Steering group members are warmly invited to attend this meeting, and will be contacted directly with details.


This event has been organised by Kathryn Leighton at the University of Chester

 

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Professor Anna Lawson, Director of @CDSLeeds, honours NADSN by becoming our FIRST Patron!

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NADSN (@nadsn_uk) is thrilled to announce that the wonderful Professor Anna Lawson has accepted the Steering Committee’s recent invitation to take on a brand new role as the first Patron of NADSN!

Anna is professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies (@CDSLeeds) at the University of Leeds. Anna was our esteemed keynote speaker at this year’s NADSN Annual Conference at UCL and recorded a powerful VLOG in support of #PurpleLightUp as our senior champion!

Our Terms of Reference stipulate that our Patron will be well-known and respected in the disability field. Anna’s tireless campaigning on disability rights, the respect she has earned as an eminent academic and lawyer on the international stage, being the director of a world-class university centre on disability studies, and being an influential leader with lived experience, are just some of the qualities that make Anna the ideal candidate as our Patron. You can find out more about Anna on her profile page here.

We envisage that the role of the Patron would be to promote the aims of NADSN, provide credibility to our cause, raise awareness of the Association with people where it will count, offer guidance to the Chair and the Steering Committee, and be prepared to support occasional ‘high profile’ events.

We are deeply honoured that Anna has taken on this role and we very much look forward to working with her.

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