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Queen's promoting inclusive employment

The Equality and Diversity Unit is marking the third year of the successful Queen's University Inclusive Employment Scheme.


The scheme, which is run by Equality and Diversity in partnership with the Department of Communities and various disability organisations, provides opportunities for people with disabilities to gain work experience.

This year, 14 people have been allocated to a range of work placements spanning seven areas of Professional Services and three Schools within the University with a few more options still remaining for further placements.

The Schools and Departments participating so far this year are:-

  • Marketing, Recruitment, Communications and Internationalisation
  • Finance
  • Disability Services
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
  • Maths and Physics
  • Information Services
  • Student Plus
  • Estates and
  • Human Resources

Organisations working with Queen’s on the scheme include Cedar Foundation, Insight Accessibility, Orchardville Society, Action Mental Health, Disability Action and Mencap.