The Disability Network aims to provide a space for disabled staff and research students to come together, discuss topics of interest and to build connections across the University.

There are many possibilities for what we do together as a community with the shared experience of working with a disability. We can:

  • share experiences and information
  • contribute and help shape University policies and establish good working practices on disability
  • meet socially
  • invite speakers.

The first meeting will take place at 1:15pm on 25 May 2022 and will be an opportunity for everyone to help name and discuss the aims of the network and how often we meet.

Meetings will be on Teams initially and move to a mix of in-person and online. There will be a combination of social chats and more structured talks as the network develops.

Otter Baker, Teaching Fellow in the Skills Centre, said:

“I’m setting the network up because I feel strongly that disabled members of staff and PGR students would benefit from networking with each other and that we can make a significant contribution to the University. I’m looking forward to working with other staff and research students to get the network off the ground."

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Otter and join the 'Disability Network: Staff and PGR' on Microsoft Teams.