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Nottingham Trent University celebrates Disability History Month 2021

To kick off the celebrations, the Newton and Arkwright Buildings will light up Purple on the 3rd December to mark International Day for Disabled Persons.

Newton building lit up in Purple
Newton and Arkwright will be lit in purple to mark International Day for Disabled Persons on Friday 3rd December 2021.

The UK Disability History Month is in its 12th year and celebrated between 18th November and 18th December.  Each year, NTU invites its colleagues to engage in the events and opportunities available at the University to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and develop their own disability awareness.

The UK Disability History Month themes for this year include ‘Hidden Impairments’ which has provided the focus for our upcoming programme of events.

There’s much to celebrate as part of this year’s programme, which kicks off with a the light up of the Newton and Arkwright buildings at City campus in purple to mark and celebrate International Day for Disabled Persons on Friday 3 December. Colleagues will also be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of NTU’s Disabled Employees Network and recognising the positive contributions by this group in and around the University to make it more inclusive.

As an employer, NTU is also proud to have renewed its Disability Confident Employer status earlier this year through the Disability Confident Employer Scheme and will now work towards achieving a Disability Confident Leader recognition. As part of our journey to achieve this, we have partnered with, We Are Purple – an organisation dedicated to changing conversations about disability and focusing on solutions for disabled colleagues. The University continues to work to embed the principles of the Equality Act and the associated public sector equality duty into daily policies and practices across NTU.

NTU’s Disability History Month programme aims to give the NTU community an opportunity to do some learning and to have some dialogue on the issues that are important around this agenda. During the month, colleagues can attend talks, complete training in Disability Confidence for Managers and take part in a Disability Awareness Programme.

Find out more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at NTU here.

Published on 26 November 2021
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