Disability Equality Officer

Spring Elections 2020

Hailie Pentleton

Hi, I’m Hailie Pentleton, a second-year Philosophy and English Literature student. Since first year, I have been involved with the SRC in a number of Class Representative positions, and this experience has prompted me to run for a more acutely focused role.

Being disabled myself, I have experienced some of the difficulties that our community faces at university. I want to encourage conversation with both students and staff around our experiences and support others to better support us.

If elected as your Disability Equality Officer I seek to:

  • Campaign for a universalised opt-out policy on lecture recordings and continue to work on providing accessible course materials.
  • Work alongside College and School representatives on disability related issues specific to the students they represent.
  • Act as a liaison between the Disability Services and students, and offer a fortnightly drop-in session for students to confidentially discuss any concerns.
  • Continue to develop the Disabled Students Network and organise more informal opportunities for disabled students to socialise with one another.

I hope I can represent you in this role so that we can work together to improve on the inclusivity, understanding, and support of disabled students within both the university and the wider community.