Positive About Disabled People

Two Ticks: Positive About Disabled People

The University of Exeter believes that the diversity of its community is an essential part of its values and enriches employment, research, studying and learning experiences.

We are committed to developing an environment where students and staff can work and study free from discrimination and harassment, enabling staff and students to fulfill their personal potential.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor

Two Ticks commitments

In December 2010 the University was awarded the Positive About Disabled People 'Two Ticks' status. 'Two Ticks' is a nationally recognised symbol, awarded by Jobcentre Plus, to employers who can demonstrate a positive attitude towards employing disabled people. To achieve 'Two Ticks' status, the University has signed up to the following five commitments:

  • to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
  • to discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities
  • to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • to review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans