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Paralympic Star to launch Disability Awareness Week on campus


On Monday 5th December 2016, triple Irish Paralympic Gold Medallist (from London 2012 and Rio 2016) and QUB Honorary Graduate, Michael McKillop will be on campus to mark International Day for Persons with a Disability (3rd December 2016) and the start of the Students’ Union Disability Awareness Week (Monday 5th – Friday 9th December 2016).

The event will be an occasion for Queen’s staff, students and representatives from various statutory, community and disability focussed organisations like Disability Action, The Cedar Foundation and The Orchardville Society to come together in the Senate Room and pledge their support to the week long programme of events which are planned around campus.

Examples of the activities planned include Sign Language 101 (1 hour taster sessions), Wheelchair Basketball Taster Sessions at the PEC, a Disability Round Table (staff and students open discussion forum) and a Film Screening in Bar Sub at the Union.

All those attending the events will be encouraged to openly demonstrate their commitment to supporting Disability Awareness Week using the #DisableTheLabel hashtag.

The event on Monday 5 December starts at 1030am in the Senate Room and should last no longer than one hour.

Further information will be made available on the QUB Students’ Union website later this week. 

Any enquiries should be directed to Conor Curran on 02890 9710146 or Stephen McCrystall on 02890 971058.


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