For media enquiries, including comments from Skill,
briefings on issues and to find case studies, please contact Barbara Waters
Tel: 0207 450 0620 (reception - office hours)
Skill often contributes articles to magazines
and journals on topics in its field. Contact Phyllis Black, firstname.lastname@example.org to
discuss possible contributions.
Read about the experiences of individual disabled
people in post 16 education and different career areas.
Recent press releases
Key facts for journalists:
- A 2002 National Audit Office report identified
that an 18 year old with a disability or other health problem is only
40% as likely to enter higher education as an 18 year old without
a disability or other health problem
- In December 2002, the Higher Education
Funding Council published the first disability performance indicators
for individual higher education institutions. These record the number
of people applying for Disabled Students' Allowances at each institution.
For individual statistics, visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/Learning/perfInd/
- From September 2002, for the first time, disabled people have legal
rights in education under the Disability Discrimination Act Part 4:
Education. The legislation covers pre- and post-16 education.
- Skill's Information Service answered 6199 enquiries, 2552 of which
were from disabled students, from April 2001-April 2002.
The Information section
of the Skill website includes information booklets on a wide range of
issues affecting disabled students, trainees and jobseekers.
Go to the press release