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Equality Action Groups & Champions

Disability

The Disability Action Group is an area for staff members with physical, sensory or hidden disabilities or neurodiverse conditions to come together to help champion change at RGU.

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Purpose

The Disability Action Group is designed to support staff members with a safe space to have positive and meaningful discussion that can feed back into the Equality and Diversity Forum, allowing issues around disability and inclusion to be highlighted and promoted across the university.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Create a safe space for staff members with disabilities to have open discussions and create an inclusive network that fosters mutual respect and camaraderie.
  • highlight issues and concerns around areas of disability that occur on campus and in the workplace with a view to facilitate discussion and invoke change.
  • contribute to plans and awareness sessions to promote disability and awareness across campus through sharing experiences.

This group is chaired by Lisa Logie, our staff equality champion (Disability) and brings together colleagues from across the university that may be passionate about equality and inclusion to meet termly.


Champion

Equality Champion - Disability

Lisa Logie, Occupational Health and Safety Adviser

"As a chartered safety practitioner I have always been committed to ensuring that workplaces can be, and remain, inclusive and accessible for all. I really enjoy working with people and helping to find ways to make reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility in the workplace and the wider community through ensuring a person -first approach.

I have only been with RGU for 12 months but when the opportunity to become an equality champion for disability came up I was keen to apply for the position. I am also a parent of a 7 year old boy with autism, and have spent the last few years learning about inclusion and how to make adjustments to ensure that as a family we can enjoy taking part in activities. I am hopeful that by acting as an initial point of contact I can support any pre-existing networks or groups and help to improve communication across the university for staff, students or visitors with disabilities."


Current Members

  • Lisa Logie - Chair and Equality Champion (Disability)
  • Janice Chisolm - HR Disability Champion
  • Emmanuel Akerele - Member

Contact

Everyone can get involved! We would love to have you onboard and welcome you to get in touch with any queries, suggestions or if you’d like to join as a member. You do not need to identify as anything in particular, and we always welcome allies to support our equality work.

Email equality@rgu.ac.uk with any questions.

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