03 Dec 2015 Dis-Ability Manchester

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Dis-Ability Manchester: Thinking Inside The Box!

Thursday 3rd December 2015


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The University of Manchester (UoM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) are proud to present a joint celebration of the UN-designated International Day of Disabled People 2015

un-enable-logoOrganised and hosted by the UoM Disabled Staff Network and MMU Disabled Staff Forum, and supported by our respective Equality & Diversity teams (UoM E&D and MMU E&D) and Students’ Unions (UMSU and The Union MMU), this collaborative disability event involves hands-on activities, inspirational speakers and time to socialise and find out more! All students, colleagues and local partner organisations at both universities are warmly invited to join the celebration – with a festive twist!

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  • Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015
  • Time: 2pm – 6pm
  • Venue: University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
  • Campus maps and information (including building accessibility) can be found here
  • Registration: FREE on EVENTBRITE

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The Event Steering Group:

  • Adam Lavery – Data Analyst, Equality & Diversity, UoM
  • Cath Prescott – E&D Advisor, Equality & Diversity, UoM
  • Denise Davidson – Secretary, Disabled Staff Network (DSN), UoM
  • Hamied Haroon – Co-Chair, DSN, UoM
  • Jess Napthine – Programmes Administrator, Faculty of Education, MMU
  • Loan Nguyen – Socials Coordinator, DSN, UoM
  • Lucy Hallam – Wellbeing Officer, University of Manchester Students’ Union (UMSU)
  • Lydia Lancaster – E&D Assistant, Equality & Diversity, MMU
  • Marina Matosic – Co-Chair, DSF, MMU
  • Melanie Sharpe – Co-Chair, DSN, UoM
  • Mona Patel – E&D Advisor, Equality & Diversity, MMU
  • Natasha Brooks – Diversity Officer, UMSU
  • Rebecca Lawthom – Professor of Community Psychology, MMU
  • Sanaa Amir – Widening Participation Intern, MMU
  • Sarah May – E&D Co-ordinator, Equality & Diversity, MMU
  • Sumaira Naseem – PhD Student, MMU
  • Yulia Kohar – PhD Student, UoM

Here are some photos of the event (plenty more here):

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NADSN to partner with Prof Kate Sang on EPSRC-funded “Disability Inclusive Science Careers” Project

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NADSN (@nadsn_uk) is delighted to be a partner with Professor Gareth Pender (@garrypender) and Professor Kate Sang (@katesang) at Heriot Watt University in an innovative project: Disability Inclusive Science Careers (DISC). This is an exciting project funded by the EPSRC (@EPSRC) via the Inclusion Matters call and we will be collaborating closely bringing the experiences of our members and contributing to each stage. Our own experiences suggest that the DISC project has the potential to effect positive change in academics’ working conditions in the sciences and possibly beyond.

Professor Sang presented her earlier research into Disability and Academic Careers at NADSN’s 3rd Annual Conference in 2017 at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Hamied Haroon, Chair of NADSN, stated: “Kate’s work and findings connected all of us emotionally.” Accessibility for disabled University staff, as Kate’s research showed, is about workplace relationships as well as car parking, it’s about inaccessible lecture theatres, lack of opportunities for promotion and the pressures faced by disabled staff in a competitive environment. Jacquie Nicholson, Vice Chair of NADSN and Regional Lead for Scotland, commented: “NADSN is delighted that this exciting project is highlighting disabled University staff in science careers and we look forward to contributing to positive change.”

Founded in 2016, NADSN is a super-network that connects and represents disabled staff networks. We are a collective platform to share experiences and good practice, and examine challenges and opportunities, focussed on the tertiary education sector but open to any individual and organisation with an interest in the equality of disabled staff https://nadsn-uk.org/news/

For any enquiries related to this press release, please contact Jacquie Nicholson at the University of Aberdeen: jacqueline.nicholson@abdn.ac.uk

An article can also be found in the Times Higher Education: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/minority-scientists-mentor-senior-professors-equality-drive

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