Student Disability Service

Supporting students

Information on how to help disabled students, including the University leaflet on helping distressed students.

Guidance for supporting students with specific conditions

Guidance for staff supporting students with specific conditions such as autistic spectrum disorders, mental health issues, hearing or visual impairments, specific learning difficulties and AD(H)D.

Accessible assessments

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are sometimes provided with stickers for exams. This guidance will provide advice on how these stickers should be used as well as how and if they affect the assessment of the students’ work.

Accessible placements

Guidance for staff arranging accessible work and teaching placements for disabled students.

Accessible technology

Guidance for staff on making information, activities and materials accessible and details on assistive technologies available to students and staff.

Helping distressed students

The University has produced a guide for staff who need to help distressed students.

Handling student disclosure

Information and guidance on what members of staff should do if a student discloses a disability, health condition or Specific Learning Difficulty (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit (hyperactive) disorder, autistic spectrum).

Information for Access Centres

The University has produced a list of the hourly rates currently charged for all non-medical personal help used in the support of students. This information is provided to DSA QAG and may be useful to needs assessors. It is reviewed and updated annually.

Guidance for marking exams

This guidance refers to examination scripts which carry a sticker informing markers that the student has specific learning difficulties.