The University aims to create an inclusive, supportive workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, where disabled people are treated with dignity and respect.
In line with the Equality Act 2010, the University is committed to disability equality, promoting positive attitudes towards disabled people, and eliminating unlawful disability discrimination and harassment. NTU is 'Disability Confident Committed' under the Government's Disability Confident Employer Scheme.
Disabled colleagues are warmly invited to join our Disabled Employees Network (DEN). The DEN exists to provide mutual support and a collective voice for disabled staff at NTU, and to support the organisation in being disability inclusive and disability confident. Email us if you would be interested in getting involved.
Support framework for individuals
The University has a legal responsibility to make reasonable adjustments for individual disabled staff and students to address any substantial disadvantage they may face in their employment or learning. The University also has a duty to anticipate the needs of potential disabled students, and to shape its environment and services accordingly.
Students can access support through relevant Student Support Services team. There are teams working in the areas of Disability, Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Conditions and Mental Health.
Disabled staff requiring adjustments in order to carry out their employment duties should discuss this with their line manager. Line managers requiring additional advice should contact their local HR team. More information regarding reasonable adjustments and support and resources for disabled staff can be found on the EDI SharePoint site (accessible to NTU staff).
The Equality Challenge Unit (now part of the merger Advance HE) provides guidance on supporting staff and students with disabilities.
NTU has clear policies and procedures relating to equality issues. Discrimination, harassment and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated.
Where members of the NTU community feel they have experienced such behaviours they are encouraged to raise this with their line manager or HR in the first instance, or for students, with their personal tutor.
Should staff or students require independent guidance about their options, they may contact the confidential Dignity and Respect Contacts service.