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Statement of service for disabled students

The Career Development Centre is committed to providing an excellent service to all. However, we have additional information services and facilities for those with a disability or learning difficulty.

Careers information

  • Careers information is available in alternative formats. These include large print, electronic formats as well as hard copies.
  • The Careers website has a facility to increase the font size of all the information available.
  • The Careers website has links to and details of websites with particular relevance for disabilities, e.g. and
  • The Career Development Centre staff are happy to assist if a student needs assistance to find and use any of our information.
  • The student may wish to let us know, in advance, if they require any specific assistance, by telephoning 01382 308041 or by emailing

Access to services

  • The Career Development Centre is accessible to students and graduates with mobility difficulties, including wheelchair users.
  • Careers appointments can be booked in advance by telephone or email, or by calling into the service in person.
  • If it is not possible to attend an appointment in the Career Development Centre, email or telephone guidance and advice are available.

Careers guidance

  • The private interview facilities in the Career Development Centre are accessible to those with mobility difficulties.
  • If the length of time offered for interviews or drop-in appointments is insufficient to meet individual needs, extra time can be arranged at the time of booking.
  • Where appropriate, referral to specialist agencies will be made.
  • Where appropriate, issues of disclosing disability will be addressed in careers guidance and supporting information made available.

Careers education

  • Careers workshops are available to all students. If handouts and materials are required in alternative formats (e.g. large print, coloured paper or audio tape) they will be provided, if requested by the student at the time of booking the workshop.
  • If attendance at workshops is difficult, electronic versions can be made available.


  • All Careers staff are responsible for encouraging good practice in our work.
  • Abertay University's Career Development Centre is a member of AGCAS, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, which has a disabilities sub-committee. Staff therefore have access to specialists on a range of disabilities.
  • All Careers staff have attended an introductory Disability Awareness session.


  • We encourage all our students and graduates to give feedback on all levels of service provided.
  • This feedback will enable the Career Development Centre to develop and improve the effectiveness and provision of all its services.

2013 Guide for Disabled Students 

‌For further information and advice please contact:

Claire Allan, Adviser for Students with Disabilities or
Richard Costella, SpLD Needs Assessor and Adviser
Student Services
Level 2
The Bernard King Library
Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG

Tel: 01382 308051
Fax: 01382 308118


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