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Disabled Student's Rep Job Role

Disabled Students’ Rep

The Disabled Students’ Rep promotes inclusivity on campus and is a spokesperson for all students that self-define as disabled students. The officer sits on Strath Union's Inclusion Committee. The Disabled Students’ Rep directly reports to the Vice President Inclusion and works closely together with the Student Exec and the Disabled Students Group on campaigns concerning disabled students.

The Rep must self-define as a disabled student enrolled at Strathclyde University.

Term: March 2023 to March 2024 (exact dates TBC)
Honorarium: £600 (paid in instalments at end of Semester 1 and Semester 2)
Time Commitment: approx. 3 hours per week during semester

This role will:

  1. Represent the voice of disabled students within the Union
  2. Identify issues relevant to disabled students.
  3. Canvass disabled students’ opinion to be aware of common problems and concerns and where these exist ensure that Union Executive Committee/ Student Parliament are made aware of these.
  4. Run campaigns related to disabled student issues.
  5. Ensure that the needs of disabled students are reflected through the activities of the Union.
  6. Attend all relevant training, conferences and conventions that are relevant to the remit of this position.

An honorarium will be awarded when:

  1. The rep led a campaign/project that champions disabled students’ issues on campus
  2. The rep attends the Inclusion Committee meetings in the semester or has provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance. 
  3. The rep has attended Student Parliament or provided an appropriate reason for non-attendance

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