University of Exeter



We are demanding the support and positive action by the University of Exeter council and senate, alongside all committees, members and other institutional management offices, departments and academic organisations affiliated with the university, in effecting a proactive response to The Disability Campaign 2020. The list of petition recipients listed on this petition include those with the capacity to enact change, but is not limited to those listed and indirectly includes all groups and individuals capable of satisfying the demands of the campaign. 

The 2020 Disability Campaign at the University of Exeter is proposed to reduce noncompliance with the Equality Act 2010 by reducing discrimination towards those with a disability. This will be done by implementing new training measures, changing and adding procedures and raising awareness at the University of Exeter as well as many smaller additions to policy and changes within departments, management levels and other committees/societies at the University alongside all affiliates that can enact the changes required.

The disability campaign is urgent and necessary due to the University of Exeter’s obligation to comply with the Equality Act 2010, in order to fix barriers that exist to disabled people. The outcome of the disability campaign will be eliminated discrimination, advanced equality of opportunity and fostered good relations between different people who carry out their activities.

The disability campaign has been designed to ensure that the treatment of a person with the protected characteristic ‘disability’ is equally treated to a person without the characteristic. It addresses 4 core aspects of noncompliance to the Equality Act 2010 at the University of Exeter, not limited to but specifically dealing with the following:

·      Sports inclusivity
·      Invisible disability
·      Reasonable adjustments AND Proactivity

This campaign is here to stay. Previous campaigns have been ignored by the university and no action has been taken. Therefore, with the large team behind it including members of staff, students, parents and ex-students across many disciplines, this campaign must be addressed as the university is breaking their legal obligation to reduce disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

We are pleased to be working with and be supported by various groups across the country, councils of subject departments, subject lecturers, members of Exeter's Student Guild, college officers, charities and other organisations, as well as having contact with internal and external newspapers and the media.

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