Our aims

We are committed to ensuring that all students and staff have full access to all aspects of university life and are able to fulfil their potential. We are working to ensure that we attract a more diverse student and staff body which is representative of society.

Two student nurses working in Glenside Hospital.

Access to work scheme

The Access to Work scheme administered by the Employment Service is available to overcome the practical obstacles faced by disabled people in work. It offers advice, help and grants to cover approved extra costs.

If you're a member of staff with a disability or health problem which is likely to last for 12 months or more, and affects the kind of work you can do, you can get help through the Access to Work scheme in the following ways:

  • If you're deaf or have a hearing impairment, you can have access to a communicator for job interviews     
  • If you're blind or have a visual impairment, you can have access to a reader at work
  • Access to special equipment (or alterations to existing equipment) to suit particular work needs  
  • Alterations to premises or working environment
  • Access to a support worker if practical help is needed either at work or getting to work
  • Help towards the cost of getting to work if you can't use public transport

All approved costs for Communicator Support at interview, for Travel to Work, or for a reader or a support worker, will be met in full by Access to Work regardless of employment status at the time of application.

Staff will need to apply for the Access to Work help, but Human Resources and Occupational Health (staff login required) will provide help.

Accessible car park

If you have a local authority mobility Blue Badge you don’t need a parking token or permit.

If you don’t have a blue badge but still think you need accessible parking, you may be able to apply for an accessible permit.

Find out more about accessible parking

Praying on campus

Please read our faith and spirituality information for details on prayer rooms and reflective spaces.