National Trust for Scotland Deliver Third Wilderness ProjectThis follows on from the resounding success of the inaugural event in an innovative new programme, which aims to encourage more people with disabilities to access woodlands and green space and develop a meaningful connection to the beautiful natural landscapes Scotland has to offer.
The project, due to take place from the 23rd to 27th of September 2013 will see disabled participants take part in a range of outdoor activities including a little taste of the kind of conservation work that is such an important aspect of the Trust’s work. This time around we’ve raised the challenge, offering disabled participants the opportunity to complete the Discovery level of the John Muir Award.
UWS Alumni FeatureJulie is featured in the 4th Edition of the UWS Alumni Magazine.
Cardonald College FellowshipJulie was awarded Cardonald College Fellowship on Friday 2nd November 2012 at a special award ceremony at the Bute Hall, Glasgow University.
Disability Wilderness Experience in KintailThe Project Report concluded the successful delivery of the ‘Disabled Wilderness Experience’ which took place in Kintail (19th – 22nd June 2012).
Adult Learners Week Awards 2012Julie is the winner of an Adult Learners’ Week Award in the individual category.
Doing sport differentlyI was involved last year, pulling together a publication for the Paralympics 2012 on behalf Disability Rights UK. Disability Rights UK in partnership with Visa, Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsor launched the publication of ‘Doing Sport Differently’ - a guide to exercise and fitness for people living with disability or health conditions and the first-ever guide to sport written by disabled people, for disabled people.
Disability Rights UK (formerly known as RADAR) published 'Doing Sports Differently' and my feature appears on page 13. View here.
The Doing Life Differently series is a set of publications written by and for people living with disability or health conditions.
To find out more about RADAR and ‘Doing Life Differently’, click here.
Julie Receives the Lord Provost AwardJulie was awarded the Lord Provost's Special Inspiring Individual Award presented by Bob Winter - the Lord Provost of Glasgow at the City Chamber on Thursday 5 April 2012.
John Muir Trust Journal - Spring 2012
Turn to page 24 to read the full article. Alternatively, read the journal by clicking here
National Trust for Scotland Deliver Second Wilderness WeekendScottish adventuress Julie McElroy is back with another Wilderness Project.
This follows on from the resounding success of the inaugural event in an innovative new programme, which aims to encourage more people with disabilities to access woodlands and green space and develop a meaningful connection to the beautiful natural landscapes Scotland has to offer.
Having whisked six participants off to the beautiful Isle of Arran first time round, to experience the lush surroundings of the National Trust for Scotland’s Brodick property, Julie has once again teamed up with the NTS to serve up another helping of outdoors adventure, this time in the magnificent, breathtaking landscape of its Kintail property in the northwest Highlands. The estate truly is a gem in the Scottish natural environment, taking in the Falls of Glomach (Britain’s highest waterfall) and the Five Sisters of Kintail.
It looks at the Award in Action, exploring how more people can do more outside more often with my case study being featured.
Sirius Environmental Leadership ScholarshipJulie recently completed the Sirius Environmental Leadership Scholarship with the Wilderness Foundation UK which consisted of canoeing and wild camping in the north-west of Scotland in Loch Shiel. Click here to read all about her wilderness experience.
First leg of Julie's ChallengeJulie is determined to cycle from Edinburgh to Glasgow when she launches it on Thursday 31st March. All proceed to Bobath Scotland. Julie will be accompanied by staff from The Bike Chain shop, Colin Cadden and Mark Downie in the Edinburgh. More information will follow shortly.
LEADING CALLS FOR BUSINESSESJulie launching awareness to engage and work alongside Scottish businesses to unleash new disabled talents in the public population and with a particular emphasis on those who are disabled. To see through this initiative, it will require understanding, team work and communication from all businesses across Scotland to work together to address the prejudice face by disabled people and their preconceived capabilities of securing their career in the job markets.
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Julie on the UWS FrontJulie is the face of many marketing materials on behalf of the University of the West of Scotland, following her success.
The first line up is the UWS Prospectus
Deaf Debate in the Scottish ParliamentSNP MSP Bill Kidd led a debate to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week 2010, having been inspired by Julie McElroy. For more information click here BBC - Democracy Live - Member's debate: Deaf Awareness Week
Julie's BlogKeep Up To Date with Julie's interests and aspirations. In this blog, Julie will share her latest development she is currently pursuing Julie's Blog
Julie's Interview with CSPJulie talks to Joy Ogden at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy about her improved fitness and her latest fitness mission.
See the interview at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Julie Launches Deafness Corporate VideoJulie launches and presents an exclusive corporate video on behalf the Hearing Company. She is pleased to unreveal the highlight of her Deaf Corporate DVD with the full release in May (2010) for Deaf Awareness Week. Check it out on Vimeo
Woman fights to save old schoolA woman from Glasgow, born with cerebral palsy, who has become a mountaineer and broadcaster is leading the campaign to save her former school.
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My Old School Put Me On Top Of WorldClick here to read more about the closure of Richmond Park School in the Evening Times.
RADAR Leadership StoryJulie tells RADAR Leadership Programme about her leadership's success. Click here to find out more about Julie's story.
Peak PracticeMountain high, Julie McElroy explains her passion for mountain climbing to the Lifestyle magazine. The magazine for Motability Scheme Customers.
Doing Leadership DifferentlyJulie was asked by RADAR ( Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) to talk about her leadership success and what can be achieved in life.
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RADAR LeadershipI was approached by RADAR (Royal Association of Disability and Rehabilitation). They are to submit a final report to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission who funded their leadership programme, they needed to offer a case study of one of them.
You can read about my RADAR's Leadership story here.
Beyond Boundaries: Where Are They NowThe idea of this programme is that it also becomes “Ken’s journey”: catching up with some people and seeing how Beyond Boundaries changed their life, their perceptions, and looking at key moments in their’s personal and team journey. It was broadcast on BBC 2 Scotland on Tuesday 24 March 3009 at 23.00 and the 2nd instalement was shown on Sunday 5 April 2009 at 23.20 on BBC2.
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BBC Beyond Boundaries star opens hi-tech “RoBo room” at Corseford SchoolJulie McElroy, who starred in the BBC Beyond Boundaries series, opened a new state-of-the art facility at Capability Scotland’s Corseford School.
Centre of ConfidenceI was approached by an organisation called Centre of Confidence to work in partnership with them. The objective is to establish the advancement in the education with the focus on increase confidence, optimism and life-satisfaction.
Carol Craig, Chief Executive of Centre for Confidence asked me write about breaking the barriers. My blog consists of how I’ve overcome obstacles in life, education and how I could help young people be encourage and foster confidence and thus develop people's potential.
International Day of DisabledBill Kidd, MSP has written a motion to the Scottish Parliament on the International Day of Disabled Persons.
Ben Nevis Wheelchair ChallengeThe first wheelchair ascent up Ben Nevis was a ground-breaking accomplishment and exceeded the original £100,000 fund raising target by raising an incredible £111,000. It delivered on its promise and it was certainly was one of the boldest events of recent times.
Determination to scale the heightsBBC News
Zu Warwick & Julie McElroyBBC - Youtube
Wheelchair climbers aim to conquer peakThe long, grinding path to the top of Ben Nevis has been a summit too far for many.One of the wheelchair team leaders is 22-year-old Julie McElroy
Read more........ Scotland on Sunday
Beyond Boundaries IIICerebral palsy didn’t stop Julie’s Andes adventure - WADING through crocodile-infested rivers, and being escorted by armed soldiers to escape drug traffickers was all part of the Easter holidays for Julie McElroy.
Read more........ Evening Times