Mona Patel – My Journey so far


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


NADSN invited to launch of Cross-Party Parliamentary report on Disability

Lord Low speaking at the Ahead of the arc launch

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! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Melanie and Hamied invited to show “Power of Staff Networks”!


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! 🙂


Linda, Mona and Jacquie write NADSN’s first Journal Publication

NADP logo

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! 🙂