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Disabled Staff Network Group

Disabled Staff Network Group

Disabled Staff Network Group

Providing a voice within the University for disability equality

The Disabled Staff Network meets 'officially' about 3 times a year and have a number of other informal get-togethers. 

This Network is open to all members of staff at the University of Manchester who consider themselves to have an impairment, cognitive difference, or long term health/medical condition, and to members of staff who have a specific interest in this area of work.

Co-Chairs

Charlene Linton and Kirsty Hutchison are the Co-Chairs of the DSN. They can be contacted on DSNetwork@manchester.ac.uk or directly.

Get Involved

The Network needs a social secretary. Could you take the lead on organising DSN social events? From casual 'coffee and a chat' drop-ins to our Christmas gathering the opportunities and options are many .... Please email DSNetwork@manchester.ac.uk if you can help.

Next Events

Network Meetings

The next meeting is scheduled for 2018.  Please complete the Doodle Poll to select the best date.  The last meeting was 4 December 2017. The meeting notes have been circulatedHowever if you have not received a copy of the notes but wihs to, please email DSNetwork@manchester.ac.uk

All rooms used for our meetings are fully accessible.

Any agenda items for future meetings should be sent to DSNetwork@manchester.ac.uk 

Social Events

Up and coming social events for 2018 will be arranged soon. When they are, we will post the details on this page to let you know.

News

  • The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) has launched a quiz to help employees with impairments recognize discrimination at work and access relevant help and information. Find out more!
  • Hamied Haroon has a full page feature in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health's most recent social responsibility brochure on page 10 where he talks about his disability activism. 
  • Many thanks to Angela Crolla from the Student Development and Community Engagement Division. Angela has volunteered to be our Network Secretary. Thanks Angela!