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Anyone wishing to do so is invited to express their interest by 25 September 2009. This would be a one-year commitment requiring little to no travel.

The invitation continues HEFCE’s strategy to involve disabled people launched in summer 2008. Those recruited for 2009-10 will continue to comprise a group of contacts with whom HEFCE will consult when developing and implementing policies. They will also help to build on the input received over the last year. Membership is open to new volunteers and existing members of the group.

In 2008-09, HEFCE enjoyed the support of 140 volunteers who became involved in a range of policy-related activities, from feedback on consultations, to assessing the impact of policy.

Continued involvement of this kind helps the Council make the perspective of disabled people central to the policy making process, and influence changes in the area of disability equality for the HE sector as a whole.

  • Deputy Chief Executive, Steve Egan talks about the strategy and its launch