Creating Disability Inclusive Science Careers

4/8/21, 10am – 3.30pm 

Disability Inclusive Science Careers (DISC) is running an online workshop inviting scientists to hear from and talk to decision-makers across funders, senior managers in universities and Scottish Government representatives, alongside other academic workplace stakeholders such as the University and Colleges Union, and the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks. 

The workshop will explore the changes necessary to make academic science careers more inclusive and accessible. 

The morning session (10-12.30) will focus on university decision-making and wider obstacles to career advancement and progression for disabled scientists. The afternoon session (1-3.30pm) will focus on organisations that can or should provide support and guidance to colleagues and employees and negotiate on our behalf. 

The workshop will be informed by the evidence base created by DISC on the barriers and facilitators to disability inclusive careers in the sciences.  An output of DISC has been the development of training for employers to improve inclusivity and accessibility in their workplaces.  

This workshop has been designed for scientists who are disabled, neurodivergent, D/deaf and those experiencing long term health conditions or symptoms. It will provide you with the opportunity to share your workplace experiences and needs, as well as ask questions of those in positions of decision-making about employment conditions and support in HE. 

If you would like to attend, please follow this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FQ8CML3

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