Promoting Equality of Opportunity and Diversity

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. 

Our Commitment

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.

The University also has produced helpful guidance for managers with disabled staff. Additionally, there is also a page with information for staff, students and managers about mental health issues.

Accessibility Information

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.

To find the latest information on any access issues, or to report an access problem that you have discovered, please check the twitter account @cccu.access. For more information on this handy tool, click here.

Disabled Staff

The Equality and Diversity Unit has been at the forefront of building a Staff Disability Network. This Network is now up and running and is independent from the Equality and Diversity Unit but works closely with the Unit to promote disability equality and information.

The Equality and Diversity Unit also works with other departments, such as Human Resources and Computing Services to ensure that the needs of staff are met. You can find detailed information for disabled staff available on our Information for Staff page.

Disabled Students

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. 

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. 

Assistive Technology

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:

Jan Hope -  Computer Liaison Officer for  Assistive Technology
email: Jan.hope@canterbury.ac.uk

Assistance Dogs Policy

The University welcomes assistance dogs and its policy can be found here.