NADSN Conference in Chester 2015

The University of Chester proudly hosted the first NADSN Conference on Wednesday 4th March 2015, during the University of Chester Diversity Festival 2015.

This was organised Kathryn Leighton and Hamied Haroon (on behalf of NADSN).

PowerPoint slides, kindly provided by the speakers, can be downloaded as follows:

Here are videos of the sessions, kindly provided by the University of Chester:

 

 

 

 

Copyright of the slides and videos belongs to the authors.

If you have any queries about this conference, please contact Kathryn Leighton at the University of Chester.

Here is a photo of the organisers and some of the speakers:

Diversity Disabled Staff Networks Conference

Left to right: Karisa Krcmar, Kathryn Leighton, Tina Horsman, Hamied Haroon (in the foreground), Chris Brill and Nicola Martin

 

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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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