"Adjustments" is the term we use to describe any recommended changes which support you in your course of study. Extra time in exams, your own study room in the library or receiving lecture notes in advance are all examples of the sort of adjustments you can get at University.
Some examples of real adjustments we recommend for students as part of a Learning Profile:
The adjustments you need might be similar to what you have had prior to coming to University, but some things may change to reflect the difference in University life.
National legislation (the Equality Act) requires that universities make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled people do not suffer a substantial disadvantage in comparison to people who are not disabled.
By meeting an Advisor in the Student Disability Service and discussing your requirements a 'Learning Profile' is put together that will contain all the adjustments that you need to study effectively.
Some disabled students are provided with stickers for their coursework.
From September 2006, students who have Specific Learning Difficulties have been provided with stickers, which they can attach to coursework assessment. There are some important conditions of use for these stickers.
This article was published on Jan 25, 2012