An event providing insights from the Advance HE 2021 Equality in Higher Education Statistical reports will review what progress has been made for disabled staff and students in higher education since the 2011 report on disabled staff was published.
Enabling equality: Furthering disability equality for staff and students in HE will take place virtually on 25 November with Professor Geoff Layer, Chair of the Disabled Students’ Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, as the keynote speaker.
Alongside insights from the Advance HE 2021 Equality in Higher Education Statistical reports, there will also be a focus on the latest research from the Disabled Students’ Commission, including how the pandemic has affected learning and teaching pedagogies and the impact of remote learning and mental wellbeing. Exploring the issues faced by both students and staff in tandem, the impact of those changes on staff in HE will also be considered at the event.
Higher education has long been an agent of social mobility, helping to provide opportunities and enhance the career prospects and life chances for all students and staff. To ensure that we really achieve our role as anchor institutions that contribute to driving positive change means ensuring that we are equitable for our staff and students, and a crucial part of this is doing all we can to enable the success of disabled students and staff.
“The Advance HE Enabling Equality: Furthering disability equality for staff and students in HE Insight Event will be an excellent opportunity to bring together colleagues within HE and shine a light on this important agenda.”
Professor Geoff Layer, Chair of the Disabled Students’ Commission