Disabled Students' Officer

Welcome to Aston

I'm Annas and my role as Disabled Students Officer is to give a voice and support those who have a disability, whether physical or psychological. As someone with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, I understand the difficulties faced by disability andmy role is to help improve the facilities that we have at Aston so we can bring people together who have disabilities and changes can be made as a group effort and more. I have many ideas that will be completed by the end of the academic year and look forward to sharing/showing my plans for the year.

liberating our Disabled community

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What is your favourite motivational quote?

"The moment money becomes your motivation, you are immediately not as good as someone who is stimulated by passion and internal will."

Sebastian Vettel

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I have met one of the most expensive footballers in the world…

If you had a spirit animal. What would it be and why?

A lion because they are leaders of a pack and I'm born in July as well.

What is your favourite book, movie or TV show?

Brooklyn Nine Nine

If you could have a meal with someone dead or alive who would it be and why?

Barack Obama because he has a charismatic personality and is a historical figure by being the first president from an African American background, would be interesting and he has a great sense of humour.

If you could change one thing this year what would it be?

Change perceptions of disability and improve facilities so they are accessible to everyone

Why did you stand to be an Officer?

I wanted to make a difference for anyone with a disability and learn from my own difficulties at Aston to make sure we become the best university for supporting students with disabilities and treating everyone the same way regardless of disability. I became an officer to show that having a disability doesn't stop you doing anything.

What are your top three tips for someone starting at Aston?

 

  1. Don't be afraid to make new friends
  2. Go out during Freshers
  3. Make the most of the Aston experience and ask for help if you need it