WAWH Manchester June 2014

The “What Are We Hiding?” National Conference was held at The University of Manchester, in the Alan Turing Building, on Friday 6th June 2014. This was organised and hosted by The University of Manchester’s Disabled Staff Network.

Please see the Programme and Session Details.

The Live Remote Captioning Transcripts, the PowerPoint slides that some of the session speakers/facilitators have very kindly allowed us to share, and a video, can be downloaded as follows:

  • Opening Session: Welcome – Prof Clive Agnew | Transcript
  • Session A) Mental Health Foundation: Speakers’ Bureau – Andrew Voyce | Slides | Transcript
  • Session B) Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work – John Beasley | Slides | Transcript
  • Session C) National Union of Students – James Elliott
  • Session D) National Autistic Society – Lyndsey Draper | Slides | Transcript
  • Session E) Bipolar UK – Fiona Cooper | Slides | Transcript
  • Session F) Mindfulness Meditation – Mary Walsh | Transcript
  • Session G) Disabled Staff Networks – Hamied Haroon & Anna Charles-Jones | Slides: UoM DSN, MMU Fora, NADSN Proposals | Transcript
  • Session H) Stroke Association – Clare Roberts & a stroke survivor | Slides | Transcript
  • Session I) Institute of Mental Health – Karen Machin | Slides | Transcript
  • Session K) mADDchester – David Powell | Transcript
  • Session L) George House Trust – HIV Positive Speaker | Transcript
  • Concluding Session: Keynote Speaker – Tom McAlpine OBE | Transcript | Video

Copyright of the slides belongs to the authors. Live Remote Captioning and Transcripts were provided by AI Media UK.

If you have any queries about this conference, please contact Melanie Sharpe, Co-Chair of the Disabled Staff Network and Chair of its Conference Steering Group, at The University of Manchester. An internal report by The University of Manchester can be found here.

This conference was proudly sponsored by AI Media UK and Osmond Ergonomics.


*** AWARD WINNING ***

The University of Manchester held its first ever Social Responsibility Making A Difference Awards on 7th May 2015. Melanie Sharpe and Hamied Haroon were nominated by the Equality & Diversity Committee in the University’s Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences for “organising and hosting” this Conference! To their utter shock, and against all the odds, Melanie and Hamied WON the Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity (Staff)“!!! A video describing this award is available on YouTube here, and a full list of Award winners and highly commended can be found here. Thanks to everyone for making this Conference such an overwhelming success!!! There are some photos of the Award near the bottom of this page …


Here are some photos of the Conference taken by Chris Foster:

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Left to right: Clive Agnew, Hamied Haroon and Melanie Sharpe

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Left to right: Guy Osmond, Hamied Haroon and Melanie Sharpe

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Guy Osmond at the Osmond Ergonomics stand talking to a delegate

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Conference delegates taking a break in the atrium of the Alan Turing Building

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“Fly on the wall” view of organisers, exhibitors and delegates in the atrium

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One of the exhibitor stands at the Conference

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Conference delegates trying out The Manchester Museum’s Haptic Interactive

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Some of the Student Ambassadors from The University of Manchester who worked at the Conference

 

Here are some photos of the Making A Difference Award WON by Melanie Sharpe and Hamied Haroon on 7th May 2015:

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Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell (President & Vice Chancellor of The University of Manchester) presenting the Making A Difference Award to Hamied Haroon and Melanie Sharpe

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The Making A Difference Award and Certificate presented to Hamied Haroon and Melanie Sharpe

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The Making A Difference Award Certificate presented to Hamied Haroon and Melanie Sharpe

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The Making A Difference Award presented to Hamied Haroon and Melanie Sharpe

 

 

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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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