Disabled Students' Officer

Disabled Students' Officer 2019/20 – Charlotte Hyde

RUSU Disabled Students' Officer 2019/20

Disabled Students' Officer
Charlotte Hyde

About Me

Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m from Derbyshire.

I’ve had a moderate hearing loss since birth, but this wasn’t discovered until I was twelve! I’ve worn two hearing aids since age 14 and I’m currently Level Two in BSL. I’ll be studying Level Three in my final year of uni, while also writing my dissertation on the representation of D/deaf characters in literature from 18th Century to Present.

I’ll also be the Uni Boob Team President for 2019/20.

What experience do you bring to the role?

Experience as a Course Rep, sitting in on SSLCs and SBTLs, involvement with the Student Impact Network, volunteering with the Uni Boob Team.

Why did you want to stand for this role?

I’ve been frustrated with the lack of accessible lectures over the past two years and wanted to be able to change this. I was originally going to run for School Rep for Literature and Languages but realised that too many of the things I wanted to change were disability based and running for the PTO role would enable change on a wider platform.

Check out my manifesto


RUSU have created student-run, peer-support networks for you. This is your opportunity to meet other students from similar backgrounds, share common experiences and receive advice and support from each other. RUSU’s Disabled Students’ Officer will be running a peer-support network for students with disabilities. You can find out when and where the next meeting is at the Student Networks page.