Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Disability Confident

The University joined Disability Confident at level 1 (Committed) in May 2019, with the aim of becoming a Disability Confident Leader by 2025.

Disability Confident

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace. The scheme aims to help employers successfully recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. By becoming an exemplar and advisor to other employers, we will enable our staff to improve their choices and the access they have in their own workplace.

The scheme has three levels of maturity – committed, employer and leader – and our aim is to become a Disability Confident Leader by 2025. We need to evaluate ourselves as an employer and actively challenge ourselves to remove barriers to demonstrate what we are asking of others by example.

In addition to Disability Confident, the University is a registered member of the Business Disability Forum (BDF), a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. When the University joined the BDF in early 2019, it joined 300 other members from across the UK who are part of the forum including Higher Education Institutions. Through its partnership with it members, the BDF aims to empower organisations to become fully accessible for disabled customers and employees.

 

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