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. Attending the NUS conference, give a great opportunity to network and talk to other student’s officers and staff involved in the greater picture of the student experience. I always go early to the conference city, as this gives an opportunity to visit other university’s and to see how they operate, look at their buildings and hopefully get ideas and concepts to bring back and benefit our students.
What I learn from these conferences, I can then use over the coming year as I 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’ve always had an interest in architecture and design, realising it can be a dynamic part of the urban environment and done well, can be inspiring and inspirational, as well as encompassing access or everybody. I also want to see all of our events and activities made as accessible and easy to attend as possible, so it is always interesting to see how other establishments manage their activities, and what they organise and how the integrate inclusion.
I’m happy to look for answers to question if they are given to me and time allows, I’m on Facebook as Mark SU Harvey, so post what I learn and where I go., so students can be part of the journey and shape how the outcome is used for the university.