The President and Founder of the Oxford Students’ Disability Community (OSDC), Hannah Prescott, has received the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award, given out at the University’s Encaenia.
The annual awards recognise students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in commitment to voluntary and charitable work, and social entrepreneurship. The awards are run in collaboration with the Oxford Hub, a student-led organisation that aims to transform students’ involvement with social and environmental challenges in Oxford and around the world.
Hannah Prescott is studying for a DPhil in Sociology. She set up the Oxford Students’ Disability Community (OSDC), which provides a support network for disabled students, campaigns for better understanding, advocates for students with disabilities and promotes positive awareness. They now have over 200 members, and have become the official disability liberation campaign for the Oxford University Students’ Union (OUSU).
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Written by Marco Narajos
Edited by Sam Pugh