The Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer
The role the of Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer involves attending college meetings in order to represent the needs of disabled students and putting the interests of disabled students first at all times. The role includes liaising with college when necessary on behalf of students, and also being available to listen to any issues that students may have and respond both compassionately and practically as appropriate.
Should you require any reasonable adjustments from college, such as the reduction of library late book fees due to reduced mobility, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer who will advise you on the matter.
More info about the current Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer
For more info on the current Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer's profile and plans for the year check out this page, introducing you to this year's welfare sub-committee.
Useful & Important Information and Links
Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
If you have disclosed a disability or learning difficulty to the university, you can get an adviser at the DRC so get in touch so they can allocate you one. They provide a lot of resources and can give you access to personal tutors, advice, hold specialised talks and focus groups, provide loans for specialised equipment, and provide information on grants and bursaries for disabled students.
If you suspect you have a learning disability or impairment of another kind, they will have a lot of advice.
Their contact details are:
– Email: email@example.com
– Phone: 01223 332 301
– Address: Keynes House, 24a Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
Service available to all students during full term and useful for talking through problems that you might be having. This can be completely anonymous if you wish. They can listen to any of your concerns when other support methods are perhaps unavailable. Contact details are: Their number is 01223 744 444 and is available between 7 am and 7 pm. Alternatively, they are on Skype with the name ‘cambridge.linkline’.
CUSU Disabled Students’ Campaign
CUSU campaign representing all disabled students and combating discrimination throughout the University. The Disabled Students’ Liberation Campaign supports the interests of its members through information sharing, organising and campaigning. If you would like more information or would like to take part in any activities, Click here and sign up to their mailing list.
Disability Rights UK
(http://disabilityrightsuk.org/). The number for the disabled students’ helpline is: 0800 328 5050 (opening hours Tues 11.30–13.30 & Thurs 13.30–15.30) and an email address to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.