I’m the Disabled Students’ Officer, which means I represent and advocate for disabled students within the Uni, run events for disabled students and those who want to know more about disability, and am the head of the Disabled Students’ Liberation Campaign!
I ran for office because four years of experience in activism in Cambridge has taught me so much that I want to both pass down, and use to continue making big waves and material change within the University! My top priorities are pushing for inclusive models of teaching and assessing; issues around funding for medical evidence notes and diagnostic assessments; standardising the implementation of ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled students; spreading awareness of what ‘counts’ as disability, and positive identification; empowering students to advocate for physical accessibility in their colleges and departments; and looking at how disability interacts with wider activism/organising.
Studied: Modern & Medieval Languages (French & Italian) at St. John’s College
What do you do when you’re not at CUSU?
Sleep a lot!, watch rubbish TV, start many new craft projects which rarely get finished…
Favourite place in Cambridge?
I love Grantchester Meadows! It took me a couple of years to make it over there, but it’s gorgeous for a barbecue and a swim with friends when the weather’s nice.