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Earlier this year, as a part of the Pulse's investigation into the experience facing Students with Disabilities at the University of Nottingham, we spoke to UoN Student and GB Para-Rower, Emma Collins, about an experience she faced at Freshers Tent last September.
Emma, who suffers from multiple disabilities, was told that she couldn't join the UoN Rowing Squad due to her disability, and she spoke to URN News Editor - Samuel Boyle - about her story:
Sam: Emma, I know when you joined the University of Nottingham that you tried to join the UoN Rowing squads - what happened there?
Emma: I went up to the stall at Freshers Fair and told them my situation, because I suffer from multiple disabilities, which is to be fair something that is not easy to deal with, but the people on the stand were not terribly helpful - they said, flat out, 'we don't deal with disabilities'.
Sam: And were you shocked by that?
Emma: I wasn't shocked - I was a little surprised, and a little hurt, but its something as a disabled person that you will unfortunately get used to. I just think there wasn't enough awareness training going on - which is no ones fault, it's just the way it is.
With the year drawing to an end, Samuel Boyle took you through all of the year that was on the Pulse on Friday, looking back at the stories we had exclusively broke, our special interviews and investigations that had been carried out into student life.
You can listen to the programe in full below:
URN Sport ended the year with two special extended reports on Thursday.
In the first report, Emma Pearce followed transgender student Luke Hutchinson's attempts to fight transgender discrimination. It follows the cancellation of a Football v Homophobia event that was due to take place on campus this semester, due to controversy over barriers to transgender participation.
URN Sport Investigates: Football v Transphobia
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Our second report looked at the issue of mental health in university sport, and the campaign launched by the University of Nottingham Students' Union to try and tackle the problem.
URN Special Report: Welfare in Sport
The University of Nottingham Students Union Grad Ball has been rocked by a number of complaints this year with issues regarding the ticketing process being followed up by criticisms of the event which took place on Tuesday 16th June.
With students and local residents taking to Facebook to voice their complaints, Patrick Hildred found out more - including speaking to those who enjoyed the event, and your Students Union Activities Officer, Joe Caunce.
Later on Wednesday evening, the University of Nottingham Students Union released a survey asking for student opinion of the event - and released the following statement:
The Pulse team in the studio then discussed the story, and looked at how the UoNSU should look to organize the event next year:
Simon presented the last Tuesday URN Sport of the academic year and was joined by Chris, David and Amar. First on the agenda was Queen's, and whether Rafael Nadal's early exit to the unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov was the sign of an irreversible decline for the Spaniard.
The next topic was the England cricket team who lost the third one-day international against New Zealand at Southampton.
England beat Slovenia 3-2 on Sunday in their latest Euro 2016 qualifier. The boys discussed the match.
Finally, the panel chatted about the Copa America.
The Tuesday edition of URN Sport will be back in September. Tune in on Thursday from 6-7pm for two special reports on transgender exclusion from football, and mental welfare in sport.
Thanks to Simon for hosting the show throughout the year, and the many sports team members who have panelled.