De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) will be highlighting hidden disabilities next week as part of a new student-led campaign.
The #SeeTheInvisible campaign, headed by Disabled Students’ Representative Demi Rixon, is designed to highlight what hidden disabilities are, and what it can be like to live with one – especially as a student at De Montfort University (DMU).
The awareness week will be made up of events across four days, encouraging students to ‘see the invisible’. These include;
- Tuesday 13 February – chronic illnesses;
- Wednesday 14 February – heart conditions (in conjunction with the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT));
- Thursday 15 February – hearing impairments;
- and Friday 16 February – autism and learning differences.
All of the events, being held in the Campus Centre Atrium across the week, are completely FREE to attend.
Due to limited spaces on the basic life support training taking place on Wednesday 14 February, students are encouraged to sign up for the first session here or second session here.
#SeeTheInvisible aims to highlight what it is like to live with a hidden disability by putting students – and members of our Officer Team – in the shoes of those who live with such conditions every day.
The #SeeTheInvisible campaign is the brainchild of Demi Rixon, Disabled Students’ Representative at DSU.