"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.

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What are adjustments?

Some examples of real adjustments we recommend for students as part of a Learning Profile:

  • Ensure that all areas used for teaching purposes are wheelchair accessible
  • 25% additional time in written examinations
  • Provide double loan time on reserve/short loan books
  • Provide outline of course content, if not in course handbook
  • Feedback on assessed work to be provided in a specific format

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.

Who provides your adjustments?

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.

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