Students With Disabilities Officer
I’m Alice, and I’m your Students with Disabilities Officer for 2022/23.
I am about to start my final year of my degree in Politics and International Relations, and I have a disability called Cystic Fibrosis which affects my respiratory and digestive systems. Since I started at Cardiff in 2020, I’ve tried to get as involved with the university as possible despite the circumstances. I was a member of Scrutiny Committee in my second year, and after seeing all of the amazing things our officers got up to, I cannot wait to get stuck in.
In my role this year, I want to emphasise the importance of disability services throughout the university. From attending their first lecture to walking across the stage at graduation, I want to ensure that every disabled student is able to live their student life to the full. This includes (but, of course, is not limited to) inclusivity in sports, physical accessibility to student venues, and adequate educational support. Since the pandemic, it has become clear that the needs of disabled students have been largely ignored, and I wish to change this.
As for my everyday life, I’m purely fuelled by Jaffa Cakes and iced lattes. I love to read (mainly political non-fiction), watch True Crime documentaries, and do the odd bit of gaming. I’m also an editor for student newspaper Gair Rhydd, so you’ll spot my column in our first issue of the year!
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you guys in September – catch you all at YOLO!