Have Your Say – Disability Focus Groups

Published: 28 May 2019

Dedicated focus groups for any staff who have a long-standing physical or mental condition, illness, impairment or disability

If you have a long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability, come along and have your say at dedicated focus groups

Did you know the 2018 Staff Survey established that over 12% of respondents identified with the survey question “Do you have any long-standing physical or mental health condition, illness, impairment or disability?” compared with just 4% declaring a disability in their staff profile?

The University’s Disability Equality Champion, Professor Frank Coton, in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Unit, will be hosting two Focus Group sessions in June to give colleagues (who identify with the survey question above), an opportunity to have their say on topics that matter to them.

This following the recent launch of an e-learning course for line managers and supervisors on implementing reasonable adjustments, and is in recognition of the fact that, by exploring the opinions of our staff, the University is better able to:

  • build a better understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by our employees who identify with the survey question.
  • gain an understanding of the barriers to disclosure.
  • assess the effectiveness of support provided by the University.
  • identify specific areas to focus improvements.

As the venue restricts the numbers able to attend, please book a place on one of sessions via the links below.

Please note the Focus Groups will be held under The Chatham House Rule so anything discussed will be confidential, with no names attributed to comments or experiences shared.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 15:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 09:00 – 11:00

If you are subsequently unable to attend, please cancel you space by emailing the Equality and Diversity Unit at equality@glasgow.ac.uk

First published: 28 May 2019