Ideal timeline of events for disabled students and those with Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia) during the academic year.
Prior to starting your studies is the ideal time to contact the Student Disability Service to ensure support for the start of your course.
Equipment loan can be arranged.
A Needs Assessment for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) can be arranged. Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) is extra financial help for UK students.
Matriculation (formal enrolment) at the University of Edinburgh.
Semester 1 begins
You must have a Learning Profile in place in order to have exam arrangements e.g. extra time or use of a computer, coloured paper, etc.
Exams start in December.
Start of Semester 2 teaching.
If you had a Needs Assessment in 1st semester, you should have all support in place.
Cut-off date for semester 2 exams is near.
Spring vacation starts
End of exams.
End of semester 2
This article was published on Jul 26, 2011