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Disability History Month 2016

BU is supporting UK Disability History Month, which celebrates the lives and achievements of disabled people, by hosting events for students, staff and the wider community.  

The events are a result of collaboration between BU and SUBU and take place between 2-7 December. All the events are free to attend, with tickets available through Eventbrite.

You can keep up to date with more information via BU’s Equality Facebook and Twitter pages.

SUBU will also be running its own events during Disability History Month with talks on subjects such as social media and mental health.

Friday 2 December: 11.30am-12.30pm – Lansdowne Campus

Paul Farmer: The Task of This Generation – Changing the Way We All Think About Mental Health

Paul Farmer, CEO of the charity Mind, on changing the ways we think about mental health.

Monday 5 December: 12-1pm – Lansdowne Campus

I'm an International Player Too: The Pathway to Success for England and Great Britain Paralympic Footballers

Team GB’s Paralympic football team on their experiences in disability sport in an event chaired by AFC Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn.

Monday 5 December: 3-4.30pm – Talbot Campus

Being a Paralympian: The Life and Experience of Wheelchair Tennis Athlete Lucy Shuker

Wheelchair tennis athlete Lucy Shuker on her experiences as a Paralympian.

Monday 5 December: 5-6pm – Talbot Campus

I'm an International Player Too: The Pathway to Success for England and Great Britain Paralympic Footballers 

Team GB’s Paralympic football team on their experiences in disability sport in an event chaired by AFC Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn.

Wednesday 7 December: 12-1pm – Lansdowne Campus

This is How I See the World in Sweden and Beyond: Perspectives From a Blind Paralympian Physiotherapy Student

Nicolina Pernheim on experiences of being a blind physiotherapy student and how she manages to juggle her academic career with her sport – competing for Sweden in the Paralympic judoka events at Rio 2016.