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Equality & Diversity

 

A survey of our staff diversity network members and stakeholder groups in Spring 2021 showed there was overwhelming support to set up a new network for disabled staff and staff with long-term conditions. 67% of respondents were in favour of setting up a network run through mailing groups and virtual meetings.

What people said they would like to get from such a network is a safe space to bring issues to and get support, advice and information (60%), and a body that would advocate for its members and inform institutional policy (20%).

We learnt that people would like the network to help those supporting colleagues and caring for disabled family members and those with long-term conditions, and that it would be very helpful to have a repository of resources and guidance easily accessible.

At this event

At this event we would like to think about the particular impacts of COVID on disabled staff and those with long-term conditions and present our initial thoughts on how this staff network could work.

Speakers will include Dr Hisham Ziauddeen, the University’s Disability and Wellbeing Champion, Professor Alison Dunning, Disabled Staff Network Chair and Dr Miriam Lynn, Head of the University’s ED&I Section.

We would be grateful if you could make time to attend and would greatly appreciate your comments and feedback in developing our plans for this new staff network.

Sign Up To The Network To find out more about the new Disabled Staff Network, and to join, please see the DSN webpage

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Developing the Disabled Staff Network: Focus Group

After this event, we would like to have more conversations going into the detail of how we can best support members and potential members of the Disabled Staff Network.

If you would like to take part, please also sign up to one of the sessions being run in January 2022

Book your place here

Date: 
Friday, 10 December, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30
Event location: 
Zoom Video Conferencing