Background to SCIPS
SCIPS (Strategies for Creating Inclusive Programmes of Study) is the result of a HEFCE funded project that was authored and managed by Dr Val Chapman(NTF) at the University of Worcester.
SCIPS assists the academic community in developing a more inclusive approach to the design of teaching, learning and assessment strategies that will enable disabled students to participate more fully in Higher Education.
In addition to projects relating to education, the University of Worcester is also involved in projects relating to the employment/employability of disabled people.
Employability and Disability
In particular, the Centre for Inclusive Learning Support at the University of Worcester was successful in its bid for a National Teaching Fellowship (NTFS) project, ‘Employability and Disability’ (2009/2011). This is a collaborative project between the University of Worcester (lead) and the Universities of Gloucestershire and Plymouth to improve the employability of disabled students.
The major outcome of the project will be a web-based resource, USEMYABILITY, that will:
• enable academic and careers staff support disabled learners in developing and/or demonstrating their employability skills, competencies and attributes as described in the Student Employability Profiles: A Guide for Higher Education Staff (Kubler et al, 2006)
• enable employers to meet the needs of disabled students in their work placement experience, foundation degrees, sandwich courses and/or internships.
UPDATE March 2017. Please note USEMYANBILITY web pages are temporarily unavailable
Employers may also find the following links helpful:
The Employers’ Forum on Disability claims to be the world’s leading employers’ organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Its mission is to enable companies to become disability confident by making it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. The website hosts a wide range of resources and publications to support employer.
The GUIDE project: Guidelines for Teachers Working with Students with Medium-light Cognitive Impairment.
The project is focused on teachers working in secondary schools with students about 12-18, depending on national education systems.
On this website you will find information about the project, its objectives and activities, as well being able to access materials developed in the project
Guide project: www.guideproject.eu