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Our Vision for Disability Equality at Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Met believes that disabled people have a right to be able to participate fully in the education and employment opportunities that the University has to offer.

Our vision for disability equality at Manchester Met is that:

  • Everyone should expect to have an opportunity to lead a fulfilling life, free from discrimination and harassment, regardless of their disability or impairment.
  • Physical, social and attitudinal barriers that disabled people face are removed.
  • Inclusive and accessible environments are promoted.
  • Changes that meet the needs and improve the quality of lives for disabled students are identified and implemented.
  • Disabled people experience equality of opportunity when applying for employment and working at the University.
  • Disabled people will be involved in developing our services and assessing our policies.
  • All services delivered by us and on our behalf are appropriate and relevant to the needs of disabled people.
  • We will be proactive in all matters relating to equality of opportunity and diversity.

Increase your Disability Know-How

Manchester Metropolitan University provides a range of different training courses to help staff become more confident talking about disability and supporting disabled colleagues and students. Staff members can book onto the training courses through the Training Catalogue section of MyHR or contact the Equality & Diversity team.

We are a Disability Two Ticks Symbol employer commended by the Jobcentre Plus for exceeding requirements. In addition, we were the first University to achieve the Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard Award. We shall continue to be leaders on disability equality in the higher education sector.

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Welcoming and supporting disabled staff and their line managers
FAQs for Prospective Disabled Employees (PDF, 732KB)
Guidance & Support for Disabled Staff (PDF, 848KB)
Checklist for Line Managers of Disabled Staff (PDF, 444KB)
FAQs for Line Managers of Disabled Staff (PDF, 791KB)
Reasonable Adjustment form (DOC, 57KB)

Disabled Staff Forum
More information about the forum.

British Sign Language Demonstration
Watch Hearfirst's resident BSL tutor sign some simple phrases

Staff Equality Forum

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