The ‘Halve the Gap’ Team

We are a group of King’s College London students volunteering for Disability Rights UK and the All Party Parliamentary Group.

We were put together because of our shared interest in improving the lives of the disabled and making UK society more inclusive. We were recruited by our university’s  Pro Bono Society and their initiative The Human Rights Project, you can find out more about them here.

We are currently split into these teams, but will diversify to meet the needs of the Inquiry. Behind the scenes, we are looking into relevant literature, and arranging our upcoming witness sessions in Parliament.

We meet frequently with Philip Connolly from Disability Rights UK, and our academic contacts who are acting as editors and mentors during the publication process.

Management

Alice

Alice- Chair

‘I am currently reading law at King’s College London and the University of Strasbourg. Since working on the Europe 2020 initiatives with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs for the European Youth Parliament, I’ve taken an interest in how personal experiences of social inequality can be utilised to inform mindsets and effect large-scale legitimate change.’

Rita

Rita- Secretary

‘I am currently completing my master’s degree in Medical Ethics and Law at King’s College London. I have always been deeply interested in conducting high-quality research to contribute to righting social inequality.’

 

 

Communication and Liason

Priya

Priya

‘I am currently entering into my second year of my undergraduate law degree. The inquiry interested me as it presented an opportunity to help bring about visible societal change in regard to the stigma surrounding disability.’

 

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Marija

‘I am currently studying for a double degree in English Law and German and due to start my Masters at the Humboldt University of Berlin. What interested me was the opportunity to create potential for change through a combination of current research, individual testimonies and analysis in order to approach one of the most significant forms of social inequality from a number of different angles.’

Social Media Officer

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Rose

‘I am due to start my second year studying Politics, Philosophy, and Law in September. Being disabled myself, I saw this as unique opportunity to realise significant change for people in the UK who cannot access employment, education or training. I know first-hand that everyone can achieve and contribute when offered the right support.’

Finance

Hakim

Akim

‘I am currently studying European politics with economics. What interested me was the possibility of making the labour market more inclusive and accessible for people with disability, as well as having a role in creating a more holistic perspective of society’s view towards disability.’

 

If you want to get in touch with us, please use appginquiry@disabilityrightsuk.org and mention who you’d like the email addressed to in the subject line.