“Into Inclusion” a Disability Sport Strategy
BUCS wants to significantly increase the level of participation by disabled students in higher education sport and to expand the range of opportunities available. With this in mind we have been consulting widely on a draft strategy that will impact positively on this area of work.
In light of the feedback received we have amended the strategy and devised a set of rationale which we have used to focus our work into seven sports. This will impact through sport development interventions and competitive opportunities for disabled students.
The revised strategy, along with an explanation of the rationale and summary of the feedback from the strategy consultation, are attached.
Disability Inclusion in Higher Education Sport – State of Play
In June 2011 academics at Glasgow Caledonian University completed this research project on behalf of BUCS.
- To offer an academically viable opportunity for a significant piece of research which forms part of a senior qualification.
- To offer a project which gives useful experience to the researcher and enhances employment prospects.
- To provide data and analysis which is of national significance in the context of opportunity for sport.
The findings of the project have significantly shaped and influenced the content of the disability sport strategy above. The research highlighted very low levels of participation by disabled students in recreational sport and also very low levels of University sports club membership. A summary of the findings are available to download here.
Role Models and Examples of Good Practice
At BUCS we are looking to profile and promote the achievements of disabled students in Higher Education sport and the work that their institution has done to support their student’s talent and to adapt and modify activities.
If there are any student athletes within your institution with any interesting stories or great sporting achievements, then we would like to hear from you.
Also if you have modified or adapted your activity programme at your University to encourage more disabled students to participate we would like to hear about what you have done. Please contact David.email@example.com and we will share your examples of good practice with colleagues in other Universities.
If you would like to know more about what BUCS is doing to develop opportunities for disabled students and how you can help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 846 8044.
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