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Disability Equality Steering Group

Here you will find more information about the aims and terms of reference of the group.

Terms of Reference

Aims of the Group

  1. To raise awareness of disability issues at ¬“¬◊–„ including environmental,ŐżbehaviouralŐżand institutional barriers experienced by Disabled People with a range of physical, cognitive and mental health conditionsŐżand impairments.Őż
  1. To represent the views of Disabled Staff and staff who are closely associated with Disabled People, and act as a body of expertise on disability issues at ¬“¬◊–„.Őż
  1. To adviseŐżmanagement on how to promote a culture whichŐżincludesŐżDisabled People and celebrates diversityŐżand acceptance.Őż
  1. To deepen the knowledge of disability equalityŐżand inclusionŐżissuesŐżexperienced byŐż¬“¬◊–„ staff, encouraging understandingŐżof the many facets of disabilityŐżequalityŐżand inclusion.Őż
  1. To take proactive measures to challenge and redress historic patterns of inequality faced by Disabled People with multiple protected characteristics e.g. LGBTQ+ Disabled people, older Disabled People,ŐżraceŐżetc.Őż
  1. To provide opportunities for social and professionalŐżnetworking among group membersŐż
  1. ToŐżidentifyŐżpositiveŐżenvironmental, behavioural and institutionalŐżgood practice to be shared,Őżpreserved, celebrated and amplified.Őż
  1. ToŐżwork withŐżsenior leadership in developing aŐżsuitable andŐżaccessibleŐżmonitoring and evaluation framework forŐżthe university‚Äôs plansŐżandŐżstrategies related to disability equality at ¬“¬◊–„.ŐżŐż

The Group will achieve these aims by:

  1. Involvement and consultation on the university‚Äôs plans, strategies, policies and guidance, insofar as they impact upon Disabled PeopleŐż
  2. Acting as a channel for communication with seniorŐżmanagement on disability issuesŐż
  3. Analysing staff and student disability data with a view to addressing identified areas of concernŐżŐż
  4. Assisting in the coordination of events and activities which celebrate, raise awarenessŐżon disability and enables acceptance of disabilityŐżdiversity at ¬“¬◊–„Őż
  5. Supporting and monitoring the implementation of the Equalities and Diversity Strategy and Action PlanŐż
  6. Facilitating informationŐżtransparency andŐżsharing between membersŐż
  7. By collaborationŐżwith the wider, online email network open to all staff (Enable@¬“¬◊–„) as well as other equality steering groups and networks

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