Equity Collective

The Disabilities (Equity) Collective of NUSA (Newcastle University Students’ Association) brings together students with a disability who have an interest in making friends and having a good time at University, all whilst promoting fairness and equity in all areas of life.

We strive to lead the way in promoting inclusion and access for students with disabilities at UON.

What we do:

We offer accessible and inclusive social events whilst being a collective voice for students with a disability.

Interests and affiliations:

We are an autonomous student collective, run by students with a disability, for students with a disability. We operate collaboratively with but independently from the University. We are affiliated with the Newcastle University Students Association (NUSA).

Who should join us:

We welcome all students who identify themselves as having a disability, mental illness or chronic illness, as well as students who are unpaid carers of a person with disability or chronic illness.

What is a disability:

Disability is a broad term that encompasses many conditions. Some examples of these conditions are:

  • Physical Disabilities

  • Mental Illnesses

  • Neurological / Sensory Disorders

  • Neurodivergence

  • Dyslexia

  • Chronic Pain or Illness

  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • Temporary Disabilities

No need to disclose:

We will never ask you to disclose or prove your disability, but you will never find a safer and more accepting group to discuss the many interesting aspects of life with a disability; both the good and the not so good.

How to be involved:

If you would like to find out more or get involved, you can contact us via our Facebook page (/NUSA.Disabilities) or by email (equity@nusa.org.au)