DMU Disability Awareness Event

2015 DMU Disability Awareness Event in recognition of  International Day of Disabled Persons

‘Path to Gold’ by Marc Woods, Paralympian

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

Marc Woods

Marc was diagnosed with bone cancer at 17 years and consequently had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not knowing whether he had six months or 60 years left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he did have. Marc has done just that, becoming a member of Great Britain’s Paralympic Swimming Team, a multiple Gold Medallist, BBC commentator and author.

Marc’s strong passion for life translates into a moving and motivating experience and his talk ‘Path to Gold’ incorporates the themes of motivation, teamwork, leadership and communication skills.  His talk follows him on his journey from taking personal responsibility to working within a small team, through to enthusing the broader support team.

His talk will start at 6pm and Marc will speak for approximately 45 minutes, allowing for audience questions and answers at the end. Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm, and following the talk there will be a drinks reception in the Hugh Aston Atrium.

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If you would like to attend please book on our website or contact the events office by calling (0116) 250 6376 or emailing

Please do let us know of any special dietary or access requirements that you may have.

If you require any further information or have any queries, then please do not hesitate to get in touch, and due to limited spaces it is advisable to confirm your attendance as soon as possible.