The Equity, or Disability and Carers Collective brings together students with disability who have an interest in promoting fairness & equality in all aspects of life, whilst enjoying a safe, friendly, and most importantly, accessible environment.
The Collective is your place for autonomous disability action. Autonomous means everyone here is a student with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, or is the carer of a person with any of the above. This means we can offer a safe space for honest discussion about disability, as well as accessible fun times when you need a break from study. We will never ask what your disability is, and you should never feel pressured to disclose (though we do ask about adjustments). However, this is probably one of the safest groups you will find to talk about the daily reality of life with disability.
The Collective is a true democracy (not that phony “representative democracy”). That means you can have a direct say in what we do and how we do it. We also have a committee that you can nominate to get involved with if you want to get really involved.
Disability is actually a pretty wide term. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Physical disability,
- Mental Illness,
- Neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder [incl Asperger’s]/ADHD)
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Illness
- Autoimmune Disorders
It also includes people who are unpaid carers of a person with any of the above.