EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE STAFF AND STUDENT DISABILITY CONSULTATIVE GROUP ARE NOW CLOSED

In accordance with The University of Queensland Disability Action Plan 2016-2018, the University is establishing a Staff and Student Disability Consultative Group (Group).

The aim of the Group is to apply the principle of ‘nothing about us, without us’ to University business. “Nothing about us, without us” is a principle used in disability rights to identify that decision-making, policy and programs should not be done without the full and direct participation of members of the group(s) affected by that policy. It is essential that the people who are affected, or who are being targeted by an initiative, are effectively consulted with to ensure that the proposed program actually meets their needs and expectations.

The purpose of the Group will be to provide a consultative mechanism for the development and implementation of disability inclusion initiatives across the University.  Expressions of interest for staff with disability who are interested in being a part of this Group are now closed. 

Staff who wish to be a part of the Group should send a short statement to Ms Jordan Tredinnick, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, j.tredinnick@uq.edu.au which provides an overview of their experience that they think will be of benefit for the Group and why they would like to be a part of the Group. Expressions of interest will close on Monday 5th December 2016, at 5pm. Interested students should contact the Director, Student Services to express their interest in this Group.