Disability History Month 2022 Joint Statement
We’re delighted to support Disability History Month (16 November to 16 December).
The Covid pandemic has impacted many of us and even more so those living with disabilities - many of whom have felt marginalised during this time. In response, the programme for this year’s Disability History Month will see several events and learning experiences explored across the University under the theme of 'Disability, Health and Well Being'.
These initiatives will provide open discussions and celebrate the diversity of our university community.
There will also be opportunities to find out what challenges are faced by disabled people and how you can become an ally in securing improvements for the rights, well-being, and health of disabled people. We will be drawing upon expertise and lived experience both locally and internationally – which will challenge perceptions, shape debate, and explore what disability and inclusivity really means today.
Hear from one of our EDI Student Ambassadors, Olivia, on what is coming up throughout the month, and book to join one or more of the many events taking place.
Thank you to everyone involved in helping to create an inclusive culture at our university.
Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham
Acacia Matthews, President, Guild of Students