Welcome

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Welcome to OSDC!

 

The Oxford Students’ Disability Community is the Oxford University Student Union’s official Disability Campaign. We aim to provide support and advice for students at Oxford with disabilities, campaign for positive change with regards to disability at all levels of university life, organise disability related events and raise awareness of disabilities and their impact.

By ‘students with disabilities’, we mean anyone who identifies as having a disability, whether this is officially recognised or not. This includes physical, sensory, cognitive, mental and developmental disabilities. This also encompasses those with chronic illnesses, mental health issues and specific learning difficulties. You do not have to identify as having a disability to be a member of the Oxford Students’ Disability Community.

The Oxford University Community is diverse and includes an increasing number of people with disabilities who work, study, and live within the University. The mission of OUSU’s Oxford Students’ Disability Community is to provide a student-run space for individuals with disabilities and their allies to work towards greater accessibility and access to all aspects of University life. Working alongside University and collegiate partners from the Disability Advisory Service to the local MCRs (Middle Common Rooms) and JCRs (Junior Common Rooms), we aspire to be a hub of grass-roots student activism around cross-disability issues and awareness.

You can get more information about support for Disabled Students here.

Get Involved!

Our goal is to make sure that students with disabilities play a key role in driving disability policy within the University. We need your help! If you are a current University of Oxford Student and are interested in getting involved, attending one of our meetings, or becoming part of our mailing list, please email the Campaign chair at oxdisability@ousu.ox.ac.uk or join our Facebook group.

If you would like to discuss matters with an Advisor at the Student Advice Service please contact them at advice@ousu.ox.ac.uk