23 Mar 2018 Ableism in Academia

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Ableism in Academia

University College London

Friday 23rd March 2018


 

NADSN is proud to support an historic conference organised by members of Chronically Academic, led by Mag. Nicole Brown (Lecturer in Education at University College London (UCL)), on Ableism in Academia. This will be held on

  • Date: Friday 23rd March 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Venue: UCL Institute of Education, Drama Studio, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

For details about the conference please download this PDF and go to this page

We’re delighted that Stuart Moore (NADSN’s Vice Chair and Regional Lead for London & South East England) will open the conference and will introduce the keynote speaker Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell!

The conference will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Please find information about live-streaming here

Some Networks are arranging a room to screen the live-streaming locally so that colleagues can experience the conference together and take part in reflective discussions. A great idea!

 

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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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