Student Disability Service

Supporting students

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

Support for disabled students

The Student Disability Service doesn't just exist to support students, but also to work with University staff to provide effective and appropriate support to students with a range of impairments. In addition we work with the rest of the University to improve accessibility and awareness in general.

Coordinators of Adjustments

This guidance is for Co-ordinators of Adjustments (CoAs) in Schools. It consists of a two part manual.

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.

Information for disabled staff

The Student Disability Service is primarily a service for students. We aim to assist University staff in their support of students; we do not provide support directly to disabled staff. However we can point you in the right direction and inform you of who to contact.