Disabilities Committee

Disabilities Committee

The aims and objectives of the Disabilities Department include:

(a)  to initiate and coordinate disabilities campaigns, particularly with regard to access   and equity for disabled students;
(b)  to actively increase visibility, awareness, and acceptance of Students with Disabilities on campus;
(c)  to oversee the activities, policy, and direction of UMSU in areas related to promoting the advancement of Students with Disabilities;
(d)  to provide social and community building opportunities for Students with Disabilities;
(e)  to provide advocacy for all Students with Disabilities;
(f)   to provide information about and/or referrals to disability support services and other relevant resources or organisations;
(g)  to liaise with existing student services on campus around issues affecting Students with Disabilities; and
(h)  to increase awareness around the variety of experiences of disability that can affect students throughout their studies, including intersections between disability and gender, class, race, sexuality, and all forms of marginalisation.

Current Membership

The voting Representatives of the Disabilities Committee are elected by enrolled Students who are Students with Disabilities. The Committee consists of the Disabilities Officers as non-voting members and 7 voting members. The current members and the tickets they were elected on (if any) are:

Disabilities Officers

Alice Zhao & Adam Whitehead (Community for UMSU)

Voting Members

Madeleine Salisbury (Community for UMSU)

Anishaa Jeyakumar (Community for UMSU)

Morgan Sheather (Community for UMSU)

Eleanore Arnold-Moore (Community for UMSU)

Alyssa Johnson (Community for UMSU)


2023 Minutes

Meeting 23/11/2023


Meeting 10/11/2023


Meeting 06/10/2023


Meeting 22/09/2023


Meeting 07/09/2023


Meeting 24/08/2023


Meeting 10/08/2023


Meeting 27/07/2023


Meeting 16/06/2023


Meeting 12/05/2023


Meeting 08/05/2023


Meeting 26/04/2023


Meeting 05/04/2023


Meeting 08/03/2023


2021 Minutes

Meeting 1 08/12/2020  Zoom. 

Agenda 1(21)

Minutes 1(21)

Meeting 2 -06/01/2021 

Minutes 2(21)

Meeting 3- 16/02/2021 

Minutes 3(21)

Meeting 4- 1/04/2021 

Minutes 4(21)


2020 Minutes

Meeting 1 – 04/12/2019 Unconfirmed 

Agenda 1(20)
Minutes 2(20)


2019 Minutes

Meeting 1 – 06/12/2018 Confirmed – Petitioned
Agenda 1(19)

Minutes 1(19)

Meeting 2 – 18/12/2018 Confirmed
Agenda 2(19)

Minutes 2(19)

Meeting 3 – 30/01/2019 Unconfirmed
Agenda 3(19)

Minutes 3(19)