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Power of Disability 2022

AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2022.

This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students' Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities.

Register for this 2 Day conference here.

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Full Programme

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Day 1 - Education

Day 1 - Education

Welcome and Introduction (2pm-2.20pm)

  1. Hannah Kelly, Student and Graduate Engagement Officer, AHEAD Bukky Adebowale, Union of Students Ireland

The WAM Programme (2.20pm-2.40pm)

  1. Niamh Grennan, WAM

Being a Postgraduate with a Disability (2.40pm-3.10pm)

  1. Catherine Gallagher,

Disclosing a Disability and Accessing Support (3.10pm-3.40pm)

Break (3.40pm-3.55pm)

Interactive Universal Design for Learning (3.55pm-4.25pm)

  1. Lorraine Gallagher, Information and Training Officer, AHEAD Trevor Boland, eLearning and Digital Officer, AHEAD

Knowing Your Rights (4.25pm-5pm)

  1. Dr Shivaun Quinlivan, NUI Galway

Day 2 - Student Focus

Day 2 - Student Focus

Learning to Self-Advocate (2pm-2.30pm)

  1. Laocín Brennan, AHEAD

Getting involved in Student Unions and Clubs and Societies (2.30pm-3.00pm)

Introduction to USI/AHEAD Students with Disabilities Advisory Group (3.00pm-3.20pm)

Break (3.20pm-3.30pm)

Post-Covid Learning: Student Panel Discussion (3.30pm-4.10pm)

  1. Dr Vivian Rath, Trinity College Dublin

Break (4.10pm-4.15pm)

Your Voice: Attendee Feedback Session (4.15pm-4.55pm)

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