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Supporting the Needs of Students: What we can learn from the Bristol University Case?

In this workshop, the University's Head of Legal Services will discuss the recent civil case following the tragic suicide of a student at Bristol University. Bristol University was found liable of multiple breaches of their legal duties under the equality legislation to make appropriate reasonable adjustments for a student with a disability. Tristan Foot will present the key findings for the case  and discuss the implications for Brunel. Academic staff and those involved in supporting students are encouraged to attend this workshop. 

Joining instructions will be emailed to registered participants. 

Presenters:

Henrietta Spalding - Student Equality and Diversity Manager 

Tristan Foot - Head of Legal Services

Email Henrietta.Spalding@brunel.ac.uk with any queries. 

Trigger warning: Workshop will discuss suicide and mental health issues.

Aimed at

Staff involved in teaching, assessing and/or supporting students as part of their role

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this session is to inform participants about student support, duty of care, reasonable adjustments and to raise awareness about the implications of failings. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss, ask questions or raise concerns. 

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