Disabled Students’ Officer

Rachel O'Brien


Hey! I'm Rachel, your Disabled Students' Officer for 2017-18.

One of my priorities for the year ahead is to protect our healthcare services. I will continue the campaign's work to improve campus counselling services, as well as campaign against NHS privatisation, and I'll create resources to support students' unions and disabled students' groups to run their own campaigns on similar issues.

I'm committed to building the grassroots, so in my role I'll be prioritising capacity building among activists too. I'll be organising regional education and training days for disabled students and producing toolkits on how to set up active campus campaigning groups. I'm really excited for the year ahead and I'm particularly looking forward to working with many of you to take our campaigns further.


Studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Birmingham
Former Disabled Students' Campaign committee NEC place