Telling the university you are disabled

There are three reasons why we need to know whether you are disabled.

  • All universities have to provide statistics about their staff to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) every year, to create an overview of who is employed across the sector.
  • Collecting data on disabled members of staff helps the University find out how well it is doing in recruiting, supporting and retaining disabled staff. Unless we know how many disabled staff we have, we can’t tell whether our policies and practices are really providing equality for disabled people.
  • Most importantly, we want to be sure that you have the information and support you need while working at Brookes.

Tell the university you are disabled on your PIP pages.

If you tell us that you are disabled we will treat this as confidential information. The information will be used for monitoring purposes.

Your line manager will not be able to see this information. We recommend that you consider telling your line manager about your disability, since this will help them to manage you effectively. If you would like to have a confidential discussion about a disability or possible disability, please contact the Elaine Dagnall, HR Business Partner (Equality and Diversity), email: edagnall@brookes.ac.uk  Tel 01865 485929