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Supporting Students

 

Our aim is to recognise factors which may put a student at a disadvantage to their peers. The completion of a Reasonable Adjustment Plan allows us to make individual recommendations to ensure that the University fullfills its obligation in giving disabled students fair and equal access to their education. Meeting the Needs of Disabled Students Policy.

Home, International and European Union (EU) students who have been identified with a disability or specific learning difficulty  are entitled to appropriate academic support in lectures and assessments. This can include equipment, extra time in exams and extra tutorial time. 

To have your support put in place you will need to make an appointment with us. In this  meeting you will discuss your needs and the Adviser will produce a Reasonable Adjustment Plan detailing support. The Plan will be distributed to your School, and the agreed support should be in place within three weeks. 

Academic support is available for students with

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions including Aspergers
  • Mental Health Difficulties such as anxiety, depression and bipolar affective disorder
  • Hearing and Visual Impairments
  • Long term medical conditions such as epilepsy, Crohn's disease, cancer, HIV and diabetes
  • Physical disabilities including M.S, cystic fibrosis, hypermobility syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Mobility difficulties
  • Temporary injuries such as broken bones or recovery from an operation 

The sections below offer more detailed information on specific disabilities. There are also links to other sources for further information.

 

For Library support click here to visit the accessibility pages