Disability Equality Officer

Lauren ‘Shoogle’ McDougall I’m Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall, a mature student studying Scottish Literature, and I’d like you to re-elect me as your SRC Disability Equality Officer. This year I’ve worked hard as DEO on: • My Freshers’ Week meet-and-greet pilot, which ensured disabled students and mature students weren’t excluded from FW, and formed social connections […]

Lauren ‘Shoogle’ McDougall

PhotoI’m Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall, a mature student studying Scottish Literature, and I’d like you to re-elect me as your SRC Disability Equality Officer.
This year I’ve worked hard as DEO on:
• My Freshers’ Week meet-and-greet pilot, which ensured disabled students and mature students weren’t excluded from FW, and formed social connections and support networks which are essential for success at university.
• Rolling out the Disabled Students’ Network.
• Holding the Disability Service accountable when they let us down.
• Speaking up for disabled students in the new campus plan.
Re-elect me and I will:
• Expand the meet-and-greet so that all disabled students are able to get the most from their FW.
• Further develop the DSN to create wider social and peer-to-peer support for disabled students.
• Press the Disability Service on their dyslexia diagnosis policy and linking-up with DSA-funded mental health support.
• Promote all the welfare, advice and support services available on and off-campus to make sure everyone is supported to stay happy and healthy at GU.
• Guarantee that disabled students’ needs are at the heart of our new campus.
Disabled students’ voices need to be heard. Choose an experienced, passionate and knowledgeable disabled student’s voice: vote Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall #1 for DEO.