Disabled dons lobby DFEE for cash carrots

October 8, 1999

A group of disabled academics took their campaign for reform in higher education to the Department for Education and Employment this week. The group, led by Cedric Pugh of Sheffield Hallam University, is calling for a public inquiry by the secretary of state into discrimination in universities and colleges. They want the funding councils to set minimum targets for the recruitment of disabled people attached to cash carrots or financial penalties.

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