Accessibility to Education UWS

We're a student-led society for students to come together to discuss, campaign and work towards making the education at our university fully accessible to all.

About us

About Us

Accessibility to Education UWS was formed for students to come together to discuss, campaign and work towards making the education at our university fully accessible to all. This includes improving the disability services, mental health services, care provisions and support for anyone who may need them. We want every student to have equal opportunities whilst studying at UWS, so that no one is disadvantaged with their learning no matter their circumstances.

We are currently working on a few projects such as;

  • Introducing the Sunflower Lanyard scheme for people with hidden disabilities, or anyone who may need support, at the Hub and the Student Union bar.
  • Creating a mental health focus group to hear from the students themselves what they wish to get from the mental health services at UWS.
  • Introducing sliding doors on all the disabled toilets, so that they are fully accessible to wheelchair users, as opposed to the current push/pull door system.

If any of this interests you, feel free to join the society, check us out on social media or contact us via our society email.

Meet Your Committee

Hannah Eaton

PRONOUNS:

ROLE: President

COURSE:

CAMPUS: 

WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?:

SOCIAL MEDIA:

 

Sarah Anderson

PRONOUNS:

ROLE: Societies Liason

COURSE:

CAMPUS: 

WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?:

SOCIAL MEDIA:

 

Ellie Gomersall

PRONOUNS: she/her

ROLE: Media Coordinator

COURSE: Physics with Education

CAMPUSES: Paisley & Ayr

WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?: I believe that barriers to learning can cause issues on both the micro and macro levels, and both should be considered equally important. A lot of accessibility issues come from wider society - these are issues with how our society functions and include things like societal perceptions and government legislations. Equally, a lot of accessibility issues are small, individual barriers, and these are no less important. To ensure we are being as accessible as possible, we need to consider both of these issues and ensure that our activsm is intersectional and fights for accessibility for everyone.

SOCIAL MEDIA: @elliebgomersall

The Students' Union
Storie Street, Paisley, PA1 2HB
0141 849 4151
uwsunion@uws.ac.uk

Check our locations:
Ayr
Lanarkshire
Paisley

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