Students will be doing ‘jazz hands’ at the NUS Women’s Conference
We’ll just leave that with you
Every year, the NUS holds its Women’s Conference to determine its agenda on women’s issues for that year. This year’s event is being held in Solihull.
The NUS has previously asked students to, “move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it’s triggering anxiety.”
Here is the tweet that mandated clapping, tweeted last year:
A spokesperson from the NUS said: “The request was made by some delegates attending the conference. We strive to make NUS events accessible and enjoyable for all, so each request is considered.”
Yasmin Gasimova, a student at the University of Liverpool and a delegate at this year’s conference, told The Tab: “NUS wonderfully has lots of people with disabilities attend their conferences, so it makes sense for conferences to be accessible.
“My view is that this practice is awesome and I’m glad that the NUS is taking accessibility seriously.”
Others reckon that it’s practices like these that makes the NUS an embarrassment to young people.