Thursday, 26th January 2017
Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Timed to follow the reform of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) - introduced in September 2016 and which includes a significant reduction in the range of support which can be funded - this seminar will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the immediate impact of the changes as well as steps that can be taken to address further challenges for disabled students’ in Higher Education.
Planned sessions will look at the accessibility of campuses, examples of best practice in providing facilities and support services for disabled students - particularly in light of the funding reforms - as well as what more can be done to increase the number of disabled people entering HE in the first instance.
We expect attendees to include university and college leaders and support staff, deans and senior teaching staff; senior representatives from within the NHS and private support providers; assistive technology providers; lawyers; architects, university estates directors, construction companies and others involved in campus design and students’ and lecturers’ unions.