Disabled men are three times less likely to attain qualifications than non-disabled men, based on Office of National Statistics data. 2019’s National Student Survey found that disabled students are slightly less satisfied with their course and wider learning experience than their non-disabled counterparts (81.4 per cent compared with 84.3 per cent). Disabled graduates are also less likely to progress onto highly skilled employment or postgraduate study (ONS data shows a 1.8 percentage point gap for full-time students graduating in 2017).
This is massively impacting Hallam students, with 19.8% identifying themselves to us as disabled.
For this campaign we're looking at what institutional changes we can create at Hallam. With such a large number of our cohort identifying as disabled (19.8%), we need to make sure that Hallam is as accessible and inclusive as possible. So, this is what we have planned:
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