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University recognised for commitment to making workplace accessible and inclusive

University of Gloucestershire has gained re-accreditation as a Disability Confident Leader Level 3, in recognition of its commitment to ensuring an accessible and inclusive workplace.  

Disability Confident is a government scheme developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives. The University’s practices were assessed by WECIL (the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living), which looked at existing and developing ways of making the University a better place to work for all. 

The University received feedback on a wide range of initiatives, including providing Mental Health First Aid Training for staff, the Let’s be Clear campaign, which promoted the use of clear face masks during the pandemic, and how the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is embedding work on disability, rather than bolting it on. 

Julie-Ann Brooks, HR Director, said: “This is a team effort right across the University, and we are proud that the University can continue to display the Disability Confident Leader logo across all its social media, website and other publications.”