The Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance – what does it mean for students, universities and libraries? [Event Ref. No. TG2/DSA]
Date(s) - 26/04/2016
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Twitter – #cpd25_DSA
The Disabled Students Allowance is an important means of financial support for disabled students in England and Wales. The government has proposed changes to the DSA, which will come into effect from September 2016.
In this event, we discover the rationale behind these changes and how they will be implemented, from both a university’s and a student’s perspective. Librarians will explain how they have created and fostered inclusive learning environments and there will be an interactive group discussion designed to encourage you to think about how you and your institution’s library can support disabled students more. Please bring along ideas of your own or think about practice at your own institution, both good and bad.
1300-1325 – Registration
1325-1330 – Welcome
1330-1415 – Changes to the DSA and what they will mean
Barry Hayward, Inclusion and Learning Support Manager (Goldsmiths College)
1415-1500 – Inclusive libraries: what can we do?
Sara Osman, Assistant Librarian (Access & Inclusion) (University of the Arts, London)
1500-1515 – Break
1515-1600 – Two-Part discussion exercise: Where are you now and where are you going?
1600-1615 – Plenary and Close
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ
Website – http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/visit/
£80 for members and £120 for other institutions.
Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.
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