Researchers with learning disabilities

April-June 2024

We have 10 FREE places available for an 8-week training course for people with learning disabilities.
Dates: Thursday afternoons between 11th April and 13th June 2024 (except 9th and 16th May)
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2028
Information: Click link below, or contact Andrea Bruun: A.Bruun@kingston.ac.uk

CLICK HERE for details & how to apply.
You can also watch the video below

Previous course (2019)

You can find out more about it here:
Blog post (with lots of photos!)
Article co-written with 8 of the course graduates


 Short video about the article and the 2019 course

Students and tutors on the 2019 Research Skills Course

 

Employing researchers with learning disabilities


Leon Jordan, Amanda Cresswell and Richard Keagan-Bull talk about their job at Kingston University

We currently employ three researchers with a learning disability, working part-time on various projects. These colleagues are not just advisors for specific aspects of the work, but work on everything – planning, applying for funding, data collection, data analysis and dissemination. This is invaluable.

Ensuring that university staff procedures are accessible has not been straightforward, but worthwhile. Kingston University has a flexible HR department, willing to learn from us about making reasonable adjustments. We employ additional research staff with the specific remit to support our learning-disabled colleagues. We cost this into our research grant proposals, although this is usually very tight. Some of their time is funded by Access To Work.

See here for an article we wrote about all this.