I’m Mark Harvey, Disabled Campaigner and fellow student, who wants to see everybody getting the best out of university life, regardless of abilities, mobility or mental health difficulties. Over the past year, I have campaigned for better awareness from staff across all campuses of the difficulties that can be faced. I’ve also spoken to clubs and societies to make sure they can be inclusive and supportive of all abilities and needs, including clubs and venues used by the Uni to try to make them more accessible and have staff training to help or be aware of those wanting to participate.
Over the coming year, I want to continue to make sure the Uni remains awareness of disability issues, and in new design and build, incorporates best practice for access and need’s. I also want to see Fresher’s events and activities made as accessible and easy to attend as possible. Signage needs to be address on all sites for access, and awareness of travel routes, as well as alterations to existing buildings to comply with current regulations, and make better access. As always I’ll be led by what the Students want or request if this is practicable, and will continue to travel to all of the sites on a regular basis to make sure that any issues get resolved quickly.