The University is pleased to welcome students with a disability. Should you have a disability or medical condition that means you may require help or assistance in practical or academic matters you must contact the Advisory and Counselling Service.
You can be advised on special exam arrangements and Disabled Student Allowance that can provide monies for equipment and support. In addition, Specialist University staff will liaise with and offer advice to the academic schools to ensure that a comprehensive enhancement package is in place which results in the most appropriate means of support throughout your time at University. All information is treated in confidence and will only be passed on to relevant members of staff with your approval.
The University's uses the following definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010
In the Act, a person has a disability if:
they have a physical or mental impairment
the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities
For the purposes of the Act, these words have the following meanings:
There are additional provisions relating to people with progressive conditions. People with HIV, cancer or multiple sclerosis are protected by the Act from the point of diagnosis. People with some visual impairments are automatically deemed to be disabled
More information can also be found on facilities and equipment, exam and assessment arrangements, Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) and additional support for students with specific learning difficulties (i.e. dyslexia, scotopic sensitivity syndrome, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder (with and without hyperactivity), and Asperger’s Syndrome) in our 2012 Guide for Disabled Students.
If you have or suspect you have a disability, you are strongly advised to make contact with the Disabled Student Adviser for information and advice.
Tel: 01382 308051