GUEST BLOG: “I felt trapped trapped inside my own body; fighting a battle that no one could see”

The final blog post in our series, written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities and the issues that students with disabilities face Writing blogs is not something I’ve really done much of before, but when this amazing #DisabletheLabel campaign was launched, I knew it…

GUEST BLOG: Coming to accept the term disability

Another in our series of guest blogs written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities and the issues that students with disabilities face. Disability was always a distant term to me, it didn’t seem to fit into my identity despite being chronically ill. The suggestion…

GUEST BLOG: Faces of Disability – The Stigma of HIV

Today, as part of the #DisableTheLabel campaign, we are launching “Faces of Disability”: a series of guest blogs written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities. In today’s society, disability still carries a huge amount of stigma. HIV carries an arguably even higher amount of…

‘My mind was numb. Just a swirling pool of white noise’ – Student Officer, Welfare openly talks about her own mental health as part of our ‘Think Out Loud’ Mental Health Campaign

I wanted to write this blog post not only to tell my story, but to reach those out there who might be struggling with their own mental health, to reach those that might think everyone else’s lives are perfect and they couldn’t possibly know what it’s like. In actual fact…