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Would you like to be a member of the USC Disability Action Plan Working Group?

10 Aug 2020

We’re developing a new USC Disability Action Plan and want you to be involved!

USC is committed to ensuring that staff and students with disabilities are able to fully participate in the life of the University and to reach their full potential.

The Disability Action Plan Working Group will have wide representation from across the University to develop a whole of institution action plan that represents USC’s commitment to providing an inclusive learning and working environment, enhancing student learning and employment outcomes and contributing to our communities through our engagement and research. This will be a significant and important guiding document across our institution that will reflect what is uniquely USC, and how we strive to lead the sector in inclusion for people with a disability.

Expression of Interest for Disability Action Plan Working Party

We’re looking for a current USC student with lived experience of disability to join the working group. The group will meet monthly (via Zoom or face to face) until the end of the year to facilitate the development of the plan. There may also be requests for contributions outside of meetings with a commitment of 3 to 4 hours per month. This is a valuable professional development opportunity, and a chance to have your voice heard in contributing to this important work.

How to apply

To apply or find out more, email Jane Anderson (Manager, AccessAbility and Learning Advisers) by Thursday 20 August. Please provide the following information:

Describe the skills, knowledge and experience (including lived experience of disability) that you can contribute to the development of the Disability Action Plan (In 300 words or less – personal details of disability not required).

How will working party members be selected?

All EOI’s will be assessed by the Chairperson of the USC Disability Action Plan (or delegate) on a merit basis, with assessment criteria including:

  • Experience and/or lived experience that demonstrates your ability to contribute to the development of the plan
  • Previous experience contributing to the development of policy or action plans