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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.


The co-chairs of the DSN can be contacted on 

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 if you can help.

Next Events

Network Meetings

The next meeting will be held in November, details to follow.

All rooms used for our meetings are fully accessible.

Any agenda items should be sent to 

Social Events

Regular updates - keep checking back!


  • 15 September 2017 - message from the co-chairs: "Earlier this week we received some very sad news that our fellow Co-Chair, Susan Moger suddenly passed away. Susan worked within the Alliance Business School for many years and was a valued colleague. She recently volunteered herself for the role as Co-Chair of the Disability Staff Network and was so enthusiastic about her role and working with you all. Susan will be very missed. Please no flowers, but donations can be made to the British Heart Foundation in Susan's name should colleagues wish".
  • 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!
  • Date for your diaries: Sunday 3 December is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Watch this space!

We're supporting Time to Change!

The University made a public commitment in June 2013 to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination by signing the Time to Change pledge.

Time to Change is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. In signing the Time to Change pledge the University is committed to help raise awareness and to tackle the stigma around mental health for our staff and students.