Canterbury Christ Church University is proud to be an inclusive University and we hope that all our staff and students feel able to be part of University life.
The University's 3 year Disability Equality Scheme (2009 -2012) has now been replaced with a single Equality Scheme. This outlines the University's plans and actions in relation to disability across the University in this time frame whilst also incorporating all of the other Equality Strands. There is also a page with information for staff, students and managers about mental health issues.
The University is committed to ensuring that all staff and students have right of access to all the University's buildings and services. You can find information on accessibility at the Canterbury campus here.
The Equality and Diversity Unit works closely with other departments, such as Human Resources and Computing Services to ensure that the needs of staff are met. The Unit is currently in the process of creating a new Disabled Staff Network - please check back for details as we have them!
There is also detailed information for disabled staff available on our Useful Policies and Information page.
There is a dedicated team of advisors within the Disability Advice Services, who are available to offer you advice and guidance relating to a range of disability issues including dyslexia, physical disability and mental health. There is also important information on the Student Support Services web pages regarding international disabled students, with details of the support available for disabled students who come to the UK to study.
The Students' Union Council has a Students with Disabilities Officer who represents the needs of its disabled students and promotes inclusion through the organisation of events and campaigns. The Vice President for Welfare and Education also represents and supports the welfare issues of all students, including disabled students.
International Disabled Students
If you are an International Disabled Student, there is additional information available.
Working closely with a representative from the Computing Services Department, disabled staff can receive advice on advise on current accessibility software and hardware and work together to wards an appropriate accessibility provision for that individual.
Through the Assistive Equipment Loan Service staff requiring assistive technology can now trial equipment in their working environment, to ensure it is suitable before a purchase is made.
For more advice on Assistive Technologies and the loan service contact: