Senate | Meet your Disabilities Officer!

So.. Who are you?

I’m Emma, I’m in 3rd year studying Primary Ed and am the new Disabilities Liberation officer!

If you could pick one movie character who represents you, who would it be and why?

I’ve been told I’m like Miss Honey from Matilda because I’m positive, happy, and see the best in people..and I’m a teacher!

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Tricky one.. I think it would be David Attenborough, he seems to know about that sort of thing.

What is your favourite book / author?

It’s got to be any of the Harry Potters, classic!

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

I think I’d go back to 1966 to see England win the world cup, I’m not sure I’ll see it anytime soon so I think it’s the best option.

What does your perfect day look like?

It would definitely be watching Shrewsbury Town FC, and spending time with my family and friends.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

I’d love to go to America, either New York or LA, I feel like they’re places you have to visit at least once.

Who is your role model, and why?

My Grandad, he worked so hard as a doctor and always put the needs of others before himself, he has such a humble attitude and has always taught me the importance of gratitude and positivity. Such an inspiration!

What song or album instantly transports you to a happy place?

Reach by S Club 7, ultimate positive song!

Your final meal ever… what would it be?

It would have to be a traditional roast, can’t beat a Yorkshire pudding.

Why did you decide to run for this role?

Being a voice for people with disabilities is something that is very close to my heart, I’ve always felt that there’s no reason for anyone not to achieve exactly what they want and work for. I love getting involved with things at uni so I thought combining both of these things would be great!

What do you hope to achieve?

I hope to ensure all students with disabilities are aware of the support that is available, and how to access this. There should never be stigma surrounding asking for help, and I want to make sure everyone knows this, meaning that regardless of any limitations, every student at YSJ can have the best experience possible!