The Disabled Leaders Network brings together exceptional disabled scholars, working together to drive change and maximise impact. Members share their stories, experiences, expertise and vision to support the next generation of disabled scholars.

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It’s Time Society Stopped Playing the Independence Card to the Detriment of Disabled People

Until the age of eight, I was educated in a special needs school. Contrary to stereotype, the environment (as I recall) provided ample stimulation and nurturance. This, I believe, was thanks in part to the considerable degree of setting and streaming that occurred in the school’s delivery of learning. The establishment itself, to the bestContinue reading “It’s Time Society Stopped Playing the Independence Card to the Detriment of Disabled People”

When it comes to a disability, visibility of difference is a two-sided coin

I think it’s fair to say that we live in an ocular-centric society, people are obsessed with sight, and we equate that with knowledge, just think of terms like “I see” to mean “I understand”.  Equating sight with knowledge is dangerous, especially for those who feel an entitlement to “know”. “Why is your arm likeContinue reading “When it comes to a disability, visibility of difference is a two-sided coin”

Investing in inspirational disabled leaders; a journey into Snowdon scholarships

In January, Snowdon Trust and the GDI Hub opened applications for the second national Snowdon Masters Scholarships programme, in our search for exceptional disabled graduates with the potential to become tomorrow’s leaders.  Funding up £30,000 per student, these scholarships seek to identify and accelerate talented disabled people that have shown excellence in their chosen field of study orContinue reading “Investing in inspirational disabled leaders; a journey into Snowdon scholarships”

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Dr Catherine Holloway, Academic Director GDI Hub
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