Important – please note
The University will do its best to provide appropriate support for students with a disability. In the context of HE study the term disability covers a range of impairments, medical conditions, mental health issues and specific learning difficulties. We have put in place a number of changes to procedures and to our campus to make our courses more accessible, and this is reflected in the diversity of students studying with us. However, it is important for us to consider any individual requirements sufficiently far in advance to enable us to advise you on the range of options available and to put in place appropriate arrangements.
So please ensure you have told us about any disability even if you do not think it will affect you while you are at the University
If you have already told us about a disability we may ask you for further information or invite you for an information meeting (with the Disability Adviser, faculty representative, and accommodation officer) if necessary. We can then properly assess, in discussion with you, your individual requirements and ensure that we have the best possible chance of having any necessary adjustments in place at the start of your course. We can also advise you further about claiming for Disabled Students’ Allowance.
If you have a disability but have not yet told us about it, please contact the University’s Disability ASSIST Services on 01752 587676. While we can make reasonable adjustments to our provision, we may not be able to meet your individual requirements if we do not have the opportunity to assess them in advance, and that could impact negatively on your experience of the course or even your ability to complete your course, or to take up your place.
Please respond positively to any requests from us for information. We can then explore with you the support available such as assistive technologies, study skills sessions and personal enablers. We can also address any health and safety issues and relevant academic or professional expectations and if necessary advise you on alternative options. Any information you give us will be dealt with in confidence and only shared within the University with your consent and on a ‘need to know’ basis. We want to give you the best possible chance to take up your place, to be ready for study and to be able successfully to complete your university course.