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