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Disability Forum

Current chair for academic year 2016-17: Nicki Martin, Head of Research and Postgraduate Courses, London South Bank University.

Vice chairs: Lynn Wilson, National Association for Disability Practitioners (NADP) and Martin Smith, NADP Board member, Disability Rights UK and DASH Trustee

 A consultative forum for those working to support progression to Higher Education (HE) for disabled students.

This forum is open to staff from member schools/colleges and attendance is encouraged.

 This forum’s objectives include:

  • To develop sets of learning or information materials
  • To joint deliver activities with the target group
  • To joint deliver activities with those supporting and advising this group including teachers, careers staff, parents and HE practitioners
  • To maximise opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, networking and information sharing
  • To provide Disability continuing professional development for forum members.

Disclaimer: AccessHE works with a range of organisations and providers but please note, we do not endorse any particular companies.

During the academic year 2016-17, the forum will deliver the following:

  • CPD disability training for colleagues prior to each forum meeting
  • An OFFA endorsed survey for member HEIs looking at outreach work with disabled students
  • A Year 12 disabled students outreach event
  • A practitioners’ CPD event on the topic of assistive technology
  • An open day resource for disabled students to assist them in finding out more about the support services available to them.

For more information, please contact Sam Turner at

2016-17 Scheduled Events

Oct 2016

Jan 2017

Mar 2017

Jul 2017