Alice Speller

Alice is the Operations Manager at Bournemouth University where she manages the disability service and in house NMH provision. She recently joined BU from Goldsmiths where she was the Head of Student Support overseeing the Disability, Wellbeing, Chaplaincy and Counselling Service. She has worked for other London university disability services, as a Study Skills tutor and as an Assistive Technology Trainer.

While Head of Student Support at Goldsmiths, University of London, Goldsmiths Anti racist Action occupied a Goldsmiths building for 137 days. During this time students raised and campaigned on racial justice. As an outcome the College committed to take several actions including specific actions for the Wellbeing and Counselling service, the chaplaincy, all staff training, a review of the curriculum and public acknowledgement of Goldsmiths’ complicity in Racism.

Prior to working in the field of disability in Higher Education she worked for an MP as a Senior Caseworker with a specialist interest in disability and immigration. Alice also worked as a Family Law Caseworker and undertook pro bono work at a London Law Centre including cases regarding disability discrimination and housing. Prior to working in the legal field Alice worked in the NGO sector with a passion for training young people in Non-Violent Direct Action and working with refugee communities internationally on human rights campaigns.