From 20 - 26 March the Disabled Students' Committee arranged a week of events and activities celebrating the diversity of Sheffield Hallam Students. The week was organised to raise awareness of what it means to be a disabled student, promote positivity and speak up for Sheffield Hallam disabled students.
The week kicked off with a pub quiz at Bar Phoenix on Tuesday night. Lots of students came down for the event with the promise of pitchers and drinks vouchers up for grabs. Bar Phoenix also made some one-off blue and purple cocktails and Mocktails to go with the theme of the week.
On Wednesday the disabled Students' committee hosted a crafternoon in Coffee Union. Students came to chill-out and get crafty, the Knit Like Your Nana society were also on hand to give knitting lessons.
A coffee circle was hosted on Thursday where the committee offered free coffee and cake to students who came to relax and talk about their disabilities and experiences at Sheffield Hallam University.
The most anticipated event of the week was the puppy day! Over 10 dogs and puppies descended on The HUBS for an afternoon of cooing, cuddling and petting. The dogs were drafted in from the Guide Dogs charity and South Yorkshire Police to provide an afternoon of pet therapy for Sheffield Hallam Students. The team estimate around 300 students waited for the chance to get close to the fury wonders. The afternoon was a great success with many smiling faces and an amazing £403.04 raised in donations for Guide Dogs! Photos from the event can be found on Facebook.
Me and My Disability week was an amazing success. Congratulations to the committee and all involved in organising the week! We look forward to more amazing events from the Disabled Students' Committee in the coming months. Want to get involved with the Disabled Students' Committee? Contact them on Facebook.