Disability Staff Network
"Raising disability awareness, improving communication and supporting culture change at the University of Kent"
The strapline above signals the Disability Staff Network’s ambition to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for colleagues with disabilities at Kent. Its purpose is to support disabled staff and those staff working with disability or with an interest in disability. The network also provides a forum to share information and consider good practice, providing recommendations to enhance University policy and practice where appropriate.
The Disability Staff Network (DSN) was established in 2012. Please click here to access the DSN Blog.
- Thursday 21st May 2020 at 2pm: SIBSR1
Terms of Reference
|The Network’s revised Terms of Reference were agreed 23 May 2019|
MembershipThe Network is co-Chaired by Amanda Bates and Derek J Baldwin and they can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. As well as disabled and chronically ill staff and allies, membership includes rep/s from the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity team, the Executive Group champion for disabilities, and reps from Occupational Health, Student Support and Wellbeing, and Estates.
- EDI Manager
- Executive Group Champion for Disabled Staff
- Occupational Health Nurse Manager
- Estates Health and Safety Adviser and Clerk of Works
- Head of Student Support
- Others (by invitation).
Meetings are held termly and are open to all staff at the University of Kent.
Current membership: circa 40.Campus accessibility forum https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/visible/2019/07/12/campus-accessibility-forum/ back to top
Minutes & HandoutsWe no longer formally minute our meetings but you can stay abreast of current DSN priorities via the DSN Blog
- 19th May 2016
- 24th June 2015
- 10th March 2015
- 12th November 2014
- 25th June 2014
- 5th March 2014
- 13th November 2013
- 26th June 2013
- 5th March 2013
- 6th November 2012
- 22nd February 2012
- 27th September 2011
- 11th January 2011
New tours are planned for 2019/20. We welcome ideas for new routes and tours by emailing EDI@kent.ac.uk.