Building on research since its inception in March 2020, the Disabled Students’ Commission is launching a Disabled Student Commitment, which is a call to the sector and its bodies to make the step change that is required to create a more inclusive higher education environment for all. The commitment calls on Higher Education Providers (HEPs), Government, funders, agencies, regulators and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies to look at what they can currently do, what innovative practice they can share, and how they can change.
The Commitment does not seek to replicate or replace legal duties, but asks organisations to do more by focusing on how they can improve the disabled student experience.
Following the conclusion of a formal consultation with the sector on the Commitment, the Disabled Students' Commission has released a formal response to the results of the survey. The response can be accessed below:
Disabled Student Commitment: formal consultation
The formal consultation asked the sector for their thoughts on the Commitment and whether it is felt any changes are necessary to help institutions and organisations commit to improving the experiences of disabled people in higher education.