Equality and Diversity

Disabled Staff Network

The Disabled Staff Network exists for all staff with a 'long term illness, disability or infirmity that affects their everyday life or the work that they do'. It is the longest-running of the University's staff Networks and has its own elected chair and vice-chair. It aims to meet quarterly, although it takes a break during the summer vacation.

The forum is intended to:

  • Provide an opportunity the disabled staff to seek and provide mutual support
  • Provide a networking opportunity the disabled staff across the University
  • Contribute to and monitor the formulation, implementation and effectiveness with University policies and strategies that might impact upon disabled persons; and
  • Help formulate, advise, feedback on and – where appropriate – participate in University initiatives to encourage greater representation of disabled people in all walks of university life
  • Report to Equality and Diversity Committee in respect of disability-related matters

We are currently in the process of re-establishing this group. In the meantime please feel free to email the Equality and Diversity Team should you have any questions regarding the forum.