Supporting disabled colleagues and students

Making reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people aren't unfairly disadvantaged or excluded isn't just a “nice thing to do” – it's a legal duty. The University is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide an inclusive work, learning, research and teaching environment.

The University has two e-learning resources aimed at those, across the University, who support or advise disabled students and staff.

For staff with line-management responsibilities the Implementing Reasonable Adjustments course is mandatory. You will explore the challenges faced by disabled people at work and get practical guidance on identifying and implementing adjustments that make a real difference. (45mins)

The Implementing Reasonable Adjustments for Students course has been specifically designed for all University staff who work with disabled students. It provides a practical understanding of what the law means when it talks about "disability" and "reasonable adjustments" and explains the anticipatory duty, on individuals and the University, to disabled students. (50mins)

Professor Frank Coton, as the University’s Disability Equality Champion, said of the need for the courses “The disability landscape is very complex and colleagues often find it challenging to understand how best to act in support of disabled colleagues or in supporting the learning of a disabled student.  These courses provide valuable insight into the important area of reasonable adjustments and will empower you to do the right things in support of your disabled colleagues and students.”


First published: 5 August 2021