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Re: Enabling equality: furthering disability equality for staff in higher education - reminder of deadline of 17 December 2010

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Kirsteen Coupar <[log in to unmask]>

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HE Administrators equal opportunities list <[log in to unmask]>

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I just wanted to raise the issue of forwarding research requests on to staff and students.  We were asked to forward a previous research request regarding religion and belief and it caused some problems here.

The issue raised was that by giving information about research and encouraging people to take part we are in essence taking responsibility for that research and how appropriate it is, and it was felt that in these cases the research itself should go through our own internal research ethics committee.  With the last questionnaire the university who was running the research project had identified the need for emotional or counselling support to be available to respondents who might have difficult memories raised about prejudice and discrimination and it was felt it was inappropriate for us to encourage our students to take part in research without us making that research -specific support available.

Has anyone else had any problems when forwarding such research requests on to staff or students?

Kirsteen


Kirsteen Coupar
Equality and Diversity Manager
Flat 40b Catherine of Aragon Court
Southwood Site
Avery Hill Campus
University of Greenwich

Tel 020 8331 8817
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From: HE Administrators equal opportunities list [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christine Nightingale [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 06 December 2010 15:18
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Enabling equality: furthering disability equality for staff in higher education - reminder of deadline of 17 December 2010

Dear Colleagues,


The deadline for questionnaire responses for this research is Friday 17 December 2010. We are very keen to hear from a wide range of disabled staff members working in and employment by higher education institutions in the UK. Please forward this reminder to your colleagues and networks, and if you work in a HEI please send on to all staff  – not only those who have declared that they are disabled.


Many thanks in advance for your support.


Kind regards,
ECU, The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, NIACE and De Montfort University


Kate Byford
Senior Policy Adviser
Equality Challenge Unit
Tel:           020 7438 1020
Email:      [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

_____________________________________________

Dear Colleague,

NIACE<http://www.niace.org.uk> (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) and De Montfort University<http://www.dmu.ac.uk/> are carrying out research into the experiences of disabled staff working in and employed by higher education (HE) institutions in the UK.

The research is funded by the Equality Challenge Unit<http://www.ecu.ac.uk/> (ECU) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education<http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/>. The overall aim is to identify effective practices to develop more inclusive working environments for disabled staff to improve career development and equal opportunities. At the end of the research we will produce a report and guidance for HE institutions on improving practice to further disability equality.

If you are a disabled staff member in HE, we would like to ask you to take part in the research by completing an online questionnaire at http://guest.cvent.com/d/cdq5xq. This may take approximately 30 minutes. You do not have to complete all questions - no questions are compulsory.

Alternatively, you can complete a word version of the questionnaire or take part in a telephone interview. You may also be able to take part in a focus group or submit evidence in another way. To find out more and to take part visit http://www.niace.org.uk/current-work/enabling-equality.

We are also keen to hear from Human Resources departments in HE. To find out more visit the website link above.

The closing date for taking part is Friday 17 December 2010.

We would be grateful if you could forward this email to your colleagues and networks.

Kind regards,

ECU, The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, NIACE and De Montfort University
____________________________________________________

Who do we want to hear from?  How do we define ‘disabled person’?

We want to hear from ‘disabled’ staff, working at all levels and in all roles in HE institutions in the UK and employed directly by them. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responses from staff employed by other agencies.

The term ‘disability’ can be complex and difficult to identify with. We recognise that whilst you may have an impairment, health condition or learning difference as defined by the Equality Act 2010, you may not think of yourself as a disabled person.  The Equality Act 2010 says someone is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This includes people with: -
·         physical, sensory and cognitive impairments;
·         mental health conditions, including depression;
·         long-term illnesses and health conditions, including cancer and HIV;
·         learning disabilities, difficulties, differences and neurodiversity, including dyslexia or dyspraxia.

We recognise impairments and conditions can fluctuate, so we would like to hear from anyone who experiences or has experienced these in the past.

This research is based upon the social model of disability. The social model of disability identifies the barriers created by society, organisations and businesses that prevent individuals from participating fully.



NIACE (The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, England and Wales). A company limited by guarantee registered no. 2603322 and registered charity no. 1002775, Registered address: 21 , De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE, UK www.niace.org.uk<http://www.niace.org.uk/>

NIACE (Sefydliad Cenedlaethol Addysg Barhaus i Oedolion, Lloegr a Cymru). Cwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant rhif cofrestredig 2603322 ac elusen rhif cofrestredig 1002775, Cyfeiriad cofrestredig: 21 , De Montfort Street, Caerl?r, LE1 7GE, DU www.niacedc.org.uk<http://www.niacedc.org.uk/>

University of Greenwich, a charity and company limited by guarantee,
registered in England (reg. no. 986729).  Registered office:
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.

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