The physical environment can create barriers for staff and students. Understand what these barriers are, and how to alleviate them as far as possible
Accessible estates and facilities
How to support specific groups to staff and students
Lesbian, gay and bisexual people
Religion and belief
International staff and students
Staff and students experiencing mental health difficulties
Pregnant students, prospective and current parents
Disabled Students Commission
The Disabled Students’ Commission (DSC), announced by the former Universities Minister on 28 June 2019, will replace the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group (DSSLG).
This new, independent and strategic group seeks to take the DSSLG work forward, with its key priority to advise, inform and influence higher education providers to improve support for disabled students.
Promoting good relations
Fostering good relations can promote tolerance and respect for diversity across staff and student bodies.
Higher and further education institutions have a legal duty to protect their staff and students from discrimination and harassment and to foster good relations between different groups of people with protected characteristics.