16 November - 16 December 2023

This Disability History Month, we are focusing on Disability, Children and Youth. Growing up with a disability, for many, is a challenging, isolating and often confusing experience. This theme aims to highlight childhood inequalities and advocate for better disability education, rights and inclusivity.

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.

Alana Penney | Disabled Students Community Officer

There’s a range of opportunities and activities to get involved with over the month. We'll be collaborating with our incredible student groups as well as taking to the stage for the return of the much anticipated Disability Looks Like Me Fashion Show. No matter how you celebrate it’s bound to be an enjoyable time, and I’m looking forward to celebrating the month with all students across campus.

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

Alastair Copland | VP Societies & Sport


Navigating Uni as a Disabled Student

Thu 14 Dec 2023

This Disability History Month, we want to ensure you know where you can find help as a disabled student at Royal Holloway. Your Disabled Students Community Officer, Alana, has collated all the help available to you at Royal Holloway and nationally. Here is a quick rundown of Alana's findings!

Disability and the Equality Act

Tue 12 Dec 2023

For Disability History Month, we're giving you a rundown on the Equality Act 2010 in the UK. The act provides a framework for understanding disabilities, ensuring that individuals are protected from discrimination.

Student Adjustment Planner Explainer

Tue 05 Dec 2023

Recently, the government published a Student Adjustments Planner, aimed at helping students with disabilities and health conditions. This is a quick one-stop-shop explainer of what it is and how it can be useful to you!

Celebrating Disability History Month

Thu 16 Nov 2023

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.



Chill Out Zone
22nd November 11am - 3pm
SU Venue
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
28th November 11am - 3pm
For Disability History Month, 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.
Sighted Guide Training
28th November 1pm - 4pm
Gowar Meeting Room
The School of Business and Management, School for Performing and Digital Arts and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team are proud to bring you their first sighted guide training session!
Disability and Youth Panel
29th November 1pm - 2:30pm
Boilerhouse 007 / Online
Royal Holloway's Disability and Neurodiversity Network warmly invites you to join our Disability and Youth panel discussion. The panel will be talking about intrusion, agency, and boundaries from infancy through to young adulthood.
*Cancelled* Disability Looks Like Me Fashion Show
1st December 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Unfortunately, we have to cancel the Disability Looks Like Me Fashion Show due to unforeseen circumstances. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.