Mona Patel (@MonaP23) is currently the Communications Lead in NADSN’s Steering Committee and is the Equality & Diversity Specialist (@MMUEqualities) at Manchester Metropolitan University (@ManMetUni). Mona is also actively committed to a number of important voluntary roles outside of work.
Mona has GNE Myopathy and recently wrote her personal story for the 7th Edition of the GNE Myopathy Disease Monitoring Programme (GNEM-DMP) Newsletter. NADSN is proud to share Mona’s insightful and inspiring story – please see page 4 here
Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper
NADSN has submitted its response to the Government’s Consultation on the Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper! Please read it on our Resources webpage
We hope it makes a difference for all disabled people! 🙂
Launch of the “Ahead of the arc” report
Having contributed evidence to the APPG Disability inquiry, Jacquie Nicholson was invited to represent NADSN (@nadsn_uk) at the launch of the Report “Ahead of the arc“ on 7th December 2016! (@APPGdisability #halvethegap)
Unfortunately, Jacquie had to be elsewhere at the time, so she asked Stuart Moore (@SDMoore77) to take her place!
We are so proud of Stuart and Jacquie! Many thanks to you both for involving NADSN in such a critical piece of work! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Mona Patel (@MonaP23) has been quoted by The Guardian’s Higher Education Network (@gdnhighered) in a major article on how “Universities wise up to the needs of staff with disabilities“, and gave a shout out to NADSN!
We’re so proud of Mona and her fantastic contribution to this important piece! Big up to her for the shout out! 🙂
Jacquie Nicholson has been invited to provide oral evidence at the APPG Disability inquiry (@APPGdisability #halvethegap) this Friday, on behalf of NADSN!
We’re so proud of Jacquie and wish her all the best! This invitation is a huge achievement for us! 🙂
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability
NADSN has contributed evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability (@APPGdisability) inquiry on halving the disability employment gap (#halvethegap). This is another great achievement for us!
We hope it makes a difference 🙂
Professor Scott Elias (@ScottElias5, Royal Holloway, University of London) – a member of the NADSN Founding Steering Group – has written a very personal and honest piece for Chronically Academic about “Illness in the Ivory Tower”.
Great work, Scott! 🙂
Westminster Briefing have invited Melanie Sharpe and Hamied Haroon to attend a conference on “Diversity, Inclusion & the Power of Staff Networks” and talk about The University of Manchester‘s Disabled Staff Network (@UoMDSN). This event will be held twice: first in central London on 3rd March and then in central Manchester on 25th May. Melanie and Hamied are scheduled to present at both and will use the opportunity to advertise NADSN too!
Good luck guys! 🙂
NADSN has its first journal publication thanks to the combined efforts of Linda Robson (@LindaOpen), Mona Patel (@MonaP23) and Jacquie Nicholson!
Their article on NADSN’s Workshop at the NADP International Conference 2015 has been published in NADP‘s (@NADP_UK) Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education 2016, Volume 7, Pages 28-33 (PDF | Word).
Many CONGRATULATIONS to Linda, Mona and Jacquie on this awesome achievement!!! National teamwork at its very best! 🙂
Many, many CONGRATULATIONS to Cath Rose and Gill Cockburn, of the University of Bradford’s n-able Network (@nablebradford), who WON “Network Leader of the Year” at the inaugural Inclusive Networks Awards 2015 (#INAwards2015) on 19th November 2015!
We are so proud of you guys! Awesome recognition for all your hard work! 🙂