Celebrating Disability History Month

Alastair (VP Societies & Sport) and Alana (Disabled Students Community Officer) have teamed up to bring you DHM! We're excited to champion student voice and share student stories - celebrating strength and perseverance.


Disability History Month is about breaking down barriers, increasing understanding, and showcasing the differences within the disabled community.

This year's national campaign is Disability, Children and Youth, and we are aiming to get the conversation going about how disabilities can affect children growing up and how we can all prevent young people with long-term impairments from experiencing social exclusion, stereotypes, negative attitudes and socially created barriers and the way things are organised. 

VP Societies & Sport Alastair has teamed up with Alana Penney, Disabled Students Community Officer to make this campaign an educational and fun experience for all! 

As your Disabled Students Community Officer, I want to use this month to champion student voice and encourage everyone to share our stories in celebration of our strength and perseverance. Alongside the SU, we have created a fantastic line-up of events and engagement opportunities to get our community and the wider student population involved in discussing disability and learning how we can all take a stance to stand up against disability discrimination.

I am looking forward to taking part in a campaign that prioritises shameless advocacy and an uncompromising commitment to fairness - values I hope to carry forward in my own campaigns.

What's on

Chill Out Zone - 22 Nov

Celebrate Disability History Month with a game or two! We'll be joined by Games Soc, Art Society and other groups to bring you an afternoon of fun and entertainment!

SU on Tour: Disability History Month - 28 Nov

We're heading to the library to talk to you about disability legislation and how you can get involved in the Disabled Students Community here at Royal Holloway. 

Disability Looks Like Me Fashion Show - 1 Dec

For some glitz and glamour, the Disability Looks Like Me Fashion Show is making a comeback! Save the date for some Instagrammable catwalk moments right here on campus! After the show, Alana Penney, our Disabled Students Community Officer, will be chatting to our catwalk superstars about their experiences.

Keep an eye on Alastairs' social media @RHSUSocSport and our news articles for more details and ways to get involved.