AMDP Inspire Series: Who are you calling disabled?

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Penrhyn Road Campus, Room: Clattern Lecture Theatre

Penrhyn Rd

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2EE

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What makes a disabled person? Who decided who we label as disabled? For example, would a wheelchair user still be disabled if all buildings had ramps? Challenge your assumptions about disability and find out about the Social Model of Disability - a new way to look at the issues that people with different impairments face. Come to our inspirational talk by Dr Ossie Stuart.

Dr Ossie Stuart is an academic researcher and an independent equalities consultant, who has written key works on race, disability and social care. He worked at the University of Oxford, surrey and York. Since 2002 he has worked as a freelance researcher and consultant and has been commissioned by the Department of Health, disabled people’s user led organisations and other voluntary sector organisations to provide training, advice and research relevant to social care. Dr Stuart is a wheelchair user and is of African Caribbean decent. He firmly believes that we are all entitled to fully participate in society and have control over our own destinies. These two ideas have heavily influenced everything he has done, and will do, in his working life.


The event is FREE and open to general public. Booking is required. However, tickets do not guarantee admittance which will be on a first come first seated basis. Kingston University students will get priority.

This event is a part of the Academic Multicultural and Diversity Programme (AMDP), which is an initiative for Kingston University students which aims to:

  • build students’ strong awareness of how culture and experiences shape perceptions of self and others,
  • build students’ world views, and
  • build structured thinking skills as an introduction to critical thinking, around the issues of diversity.

As research shows these are all skills which are extremely valued by employers – especially in a global city like London.

AMDP includes:

  1. A Rough Guide to EDI - an online resource with thought-provoking videos and examples of equality, diversity and inclusion issues. CLICK HERE to see it.
  2. A half day workshop which explores identities, cultures and empathy as well as introduces structured thinking skills. Students can book HERE
  3. AMDP Inspire - a series of inspirational and thought provoking talks – created with students at heart but open to general public. Dates and details will be available HERE

What’s in it for me/what will I gain?

You will gain skills highly sought after by employers: structured thinking, development of word views, diverse perspectives for problem solving and communication with a range of audiences.

Completing all three elements of AMDP (the online resource, the half-day workshop and attending a minimum of two inspirational talks) will make you eligible to get 10 points towards your Kingston Award. Completing the half-day workshop and one other element of the programme will earn you 5 Kingston Award points.


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Penrhyn Road Campus, Room: Clattern Lecture Theatre

Penrhyn Rd

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2EE

United Kingdom

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