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30 June 2016


Disability Forum


The first hour will be an optional training opportunity for colleagues and the forum meeting will officially begin at 2pm.  With an increased emphasis on supporting students with mental health issues, our training will focus on this important topic area.  Glenys Wilson, a senior clinical psychologist, who has worked in Higher Education settings as counsellor and mentor for the last 8 years will be delivering an introductory session on mental health.

The forum meeting will then begin at 2pm.  As a standard agenda item, colleagues will first receive an update on the changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance.  With the changes to the current support model, the sector has been developing knowledge and understanding of inclusive design, with the forum doing its part in awareness raising by organising a conference for practitioners in July.  Colleagues will be informed of speakers confirmed and bookings to date, and then turn its attention to the framework being launched at the event.  Keen to share practice, members of the forum will then present the results of a recently published report and event focusing on supporting HE students on the autistic spectrum.  To conclude, the forum will start to consider its focus for the next academic year 2016/17.

A draft agenda can be found here.

If you would like to attend then please register by clicking below and filling in the booking form by 5pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Guy Cowen-Hutton at guy.cowen-hutton@londonhigher.ac.uk.

Please note that this is an event for AccessHE member HEI, school and local authority contacts only.

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