Disability History Month 2022

From Wednesday 16 November through Friday 16 December 2022 the University of Hertfordshire was proud to mark UK Disability History Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges of those within our communities who have seen or unseen disabilities or are caring for those with disabilities. The theme was “Disability, Health and Wellbeing”.

We celebrated successfully achieving Disability Confident level 2 - Employer status in 2022. To achieve Level 2, we undertook a Self-Assessment against a set of criteria, highlighting what we are already doing to advance disability equality at Herts, and what additional steps we need to take to ensure that people with a disability have the opportunity, to fulfil their potential in the workplace. Our Level 2 status lasts until April 2025, and we are excited to take forward the actions and make a real difference over the next few years. Learn more about our Disability Confident Charter Mark on our EDI pages. Staff can find out more about the Disability Confident Scheme on Herts Hub.

We encourage all staff and students to get involved with Disability History Month. Ask questions, learn all that you can, and take meaningful action to become an ally and show your support, not only during this special month, but always.

We offered a full programme of events throughout the month.

Contact the EDI Office if you want to get involved in Disability History Month 2023.