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Disability History Month

RUSU will be celebrating UK Disability History Month from November 22nd to December 22nd 2019. Disability History Month provides us with an opportunity to recognise success stories from within the disabled persons community as well as campaign for change in areas of society that require improvement. For Disability History Month 2019, RUSU will be hosting a range of small events to promote accessibility on campus as well as encourage meaningful discussion on what it means to have a disability in modern day society.

Keep up to date on the RUSU website with upcoming events, and check out our Disabled Students’ Officer's Facebook page. For more information, contact Charlotte via


For Disability History Month 2019, your Disabled Students' Officer is highlighting the thoughtless comments or questions disabled individuals can receive on a daily basis. Whilst there is often no malice behind these comments, sometimes we don't think before we speak or consider how what we say may come across. We want to promote positive discussions surrounding accessibility, but in the right way - so always remember to #ThinkFirst.

If you've heard comments or questions you'd like to highlight, please complete our survey.


  • Nov

    Disabled Students’ Network

    Thet Win Aung Boardroom, Reading University Students' Union

    Networks are student run, peer support groups to help you meet other students from similar backgrounds to you. These networks are here for you to share common experiences and to receive advice and support from each other. They're also there if you're interested in getting involved in campaigns or projects RUSU's Part-time Officers are working on.

  • Nov

    Disabled Students’ Quiet Hour

    RUSU Relaxation Room, Reading University Students' Union

    A chance for disabled students to meet their officer in a smaller, more quiet environment.

  • Dec

    Call Me Autistic – Why Language Matters

    Palmer 108, University of Reading

    A talk by former student Sarah O’Brien about the importance of language and terminology surrounding disability. A former Disabled Students’ Part-time Officer, Sarah now works as a Participation and Policy Officer at Ambitious about Autism, a charity that makes the ordinary possible for autistic children and young people.

  • Dec

    BSL Taster Session

    Thet Win Aung Boardroom, Reading University Students' Union

    Come and learn a bit about British Sign Language in a relaxed and informal setting. This one hour lesson will give you a background to BSL with some take home phrases you can practise with friends! Please email to confirm your space.

  • Dec

    Board Games & Biscuits

    Thet Win Aung Boardroom, Reading University Students' Union

    An opportunity for disabled students to come along and play games in a relaxed setting, with tea, coffee & biscuits.