Disabled Student Network


The Disabled Student Network is designed to bring together student who self-identify as disabled that are studying at LJMU. It is chaired by the Disabled Students’ Part-Time Officer. Join the community on Facebook here


The Disabled Student Network is designed to represent all student members of the LJMU who self-identify as disabled including students with long term illnesses, specific learning difficulties and mental health issues.


We believe in a social model of disability, that disability is caused by the way society is organised through barriers and discrimination, not because of our individual impairments. The social model of disability looks at ways of removing barriers that restrict life choices for disabled people and enables them to be independent and equal in society, with choices and control over their own lives.


Alongside the other Student Networks we all agree that it is our responsibility to promote greater intersectionality and inclusivity of students, including but not limited to faith, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and race.


The main three functions of the Disabled Student Network:

  1. To host events and activities for students who self-identify as disabled in a safe and accessible way.
  2. To develop and run campaigns to improve the student experience of those who self-identify as disabled at LJMU.
  3. To signpost students to the various welfare and outreach programmes available at JMSU, LJMU and wider Liverpool area.



To register your interest in joining one or more Student Networks here.

Have questions? Contact the Student Voice and Campaign Team at: studentvoice@ljmu.ac.uk