CUSU Disabled Students’ Officer Florence writes about what a typical day in her role looks like. Every day is different as a Sabb, but this is a snapshot of the kind of day you might have!
- 9:30am: Arrive in the office, tidy desk, check emails and social media, write to-do list for the day,
- 10am: Read papers for University Access committee
- 11am: Attend Access committee, discuss reports, raise topics for research and discussion with University staff about improving physical access across colleges
- 1pm: Return to the office, have lunch with the other sabbs! (Truly the best part of the job is the toastie maker)
- 1:45pm: Remind attendees of tonight’s Disabled Students’ Campaign event, write agenda for the event and promote it on social media
- 2:30pm: Email local bus companies to enquire about their policy on training drivers on how to best serve disabled customers, check DSC digital archives for relevant work from earlier in the campaign
- 3:30pm: Tea break!!!
- 3:45pm: Quick chat with the Graduate Union about improving reasonable adjustments for postgrads
- 4:00pm: Nip out to buy snacks for event, set up CUSU/GU lounge for event and print out agendas
- 4:30pm: Host event on student benefits with guest speaker from Citizens’ Advice Bureau
- 5:30pm: Finish event, tidy lounge, cycle home!