Top row left to right: Fiona Hughes (Library), Rachel Treece (Facilities - Services), Bruce Levitan (Business Improvement), Keith Hufton (IT Services), Josie Elson (Valuing & Engaging People), Nahida Shabbir (Learner Development Services, SAS)
Bottom row left to right: Gary Tootle (Property Services), Mona Patel & Gavin Deadman (both from the Equality & Diversity team)
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) took the Disability Standard in 2013 and attained silver status in our roll of honour. They are extremely proud of this and their continued commitment to disability.
Associate Director of HR Josie Elson has expressed her thanks to all the employees who helped MMU attain Silver Status in the Disability Standard assessment and win the 2013 Best Public Sector Employer award.
She said: "These are significant achievements for MMU. The input and contributions of those involved from across the University was crucial to the University’s success in the awards.
"The engagement and dedication of those involved demonstrates the level of commitment to the University’s Equality & Diversity Vision, making equality and diversity a normal part of everything we do as well as making MMU a disability-smart organisation.
"These achievements are testimony to the engagement and support of staff from all parts of the University."
The Disability Standard, which is sponsored by de Poel, is an online management tool that monitors the accessibility of a business across ten different criteria, covering everything from products and services to recruitment and facilities. Organisations work toward completing the Disability Standard through implementing and showing examples of best practice.
The Equality & Diversity Champions, Disability Standard Leads and their teams helped the University excel in the Disability Standard’s criteria making MMU a leader within their sector in disability management.
To find out about all the work MMU are doing around disability, please visit their website.