Rachel Eve Morgan- Your Disabled Students Part-Time Officer
Tell us a bit about you
Hello, I am Rachel!
I have just finished my first year here at LMU studying criminology.
My passion in life is tennis, I'm fortunate enough to play for the GB team.
I used to work in the NHS, I met my husband whilst running medical care at Chelsea FC. Now when we get the chance we love travelling to the USA.
What is your role?
My role is to advocate for changes that will help disabled students ensure that their disability is not a barrier to education
Why did you run for your position?
I have a rare condition called anophthalmia, meaning I am totally blind.
I know first-hand what a struggle university can be if something is inaccessible. I am a natural problem solver and can communicate openly and effectively.
What are you working on this year?
Firstly I am campaigning for extra time for assignments to mitigate any issues that arise because of impairment.
Secondly, I will advocate for awareness training for staff and students surrounding mental health.
In the instance where activities return to campus, I will liaise with staff to ensure those who do not feel ready or safe to return are not disadvantaged.
As for any other student, social life is an important aspect of university, I will work to grow community and provide activities for disabled students.
I am a BRIT trust ambassador which means I promote group physical activity to improve mental health and support essential student mental health charities.