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Calibre in Higher Education

Designed for disabled staff, both academic and professional

The Spring 2022 Open Online Programme is now open for applications.

Learn more about the programme and how to secure places below

Key Dates:

Session 2: March 02, 2022

Session 2: March 09, 2022

Session 3: March 16, 2022

Session 4: March 22, 2022

All from 13:00 to 16:00

Calibre is a CPD accredited development and leadership programme for people who identify as neurodiverse or have a visible or invisible disability, or who have a long-term physical or mental health condition.

Calibre is specifically for disabled staff in Higher Education. Whether you desire aspire to be a leader or not, you will benefit from this unique programme. Informed by the social model of disability, calibre addresses do you need challenges disabled staff face daily in the workplace and when developing their career.


If you have a disability and an academic or professional member of staff, this programme is for you.

The Online Sessions


Session One

What is Calibre? 

The importance of the social model of disability 

March 2: 13:00 to 16:00


Session Two

Understanding leadership, leadership and disability

March 9: 13:00 to 16:00


Session Three

Disability and the law: your rights and responsibilities as a disabled member of staff

March 16: 13:00 to 16:00


Session Four

Confidence building: thinking about the future, thinking about change

March 22: 13:00 to 16:00

The aim of Session 1 is to explain the purpose of Calibre and also to achieve a shared understanding of disability

In Session 2 we explore 'leadership', a concept often misunderstood, and show you as disabled person can unlock your leadership potential

In Session 3, we will explore your legal rights as a disabled employee. Also, we will begin to think about changes you might make the future

In Session 4 we will address the theme of confidence and you will learn how to acquire it. Also, learn from others and their experience



Applications will only be accepted via University EDI units and not from individuals. This programme is for higher education institutions only. Individual applications will not be accepted


The Cost: please contact Dr Ossie Stuart here. The cost is inclusive of VAT and covers all the programme's online accessibility requirements


You must be someone with a disability, long-term health condition (physical or mental) or some of is neurodiverse to be eligible for this programme. Also, a full disclosure to your university is essential.


The time commitment for the program will be approximately one month. Calibre is a virtual program call consist of four online Zoom sessions, as well as a final one-to-one session of one hour after the main programme is complete. This is to evaluate learning and isn't required step to complete Calibre successfully


The maximum number of places available for this online programme is 18. Places will only be offered to disabled staff who can attend all of the modules and commit to the key dates.

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