OSDC aims to:
- bring together students with disabilities (or those interested in disability) for social events;
- campaign for better understanding and treatment of disability;
- help support and advocate for students with disabilities at Oxford and;
- run informative talks and events promoting positive awareness about disability.
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 OSDC. If we’ve missed something out, then we cover that too! We are inclusive of all people .
OSDC is a place for support and everyone will be welcomed. If you are having any difficulties, get in touch – we are a really friendly bunch who have been through our fair share of issues with the Oxford system, so we’ll be able to help point you in the right direction.
Students who identify as disabled or as having a disability of any kind are invited to join our community Facebook group where we advise and support one another and discuss disability-related topics in a welcoming and confidential space. Please note this group is specifically for University of Oxford students only.