Student Disability Service

Student support

Information on support the Student Disability Service offers to students

Student Videos

Students talking about using the Student Disability Service and how the support they receive has enabled them to engage positively with their studies.

Mental health experiences - videos

As a part of the University’s commitment to equality and diversity on 19th January 2012 the University became a signatory to the 'see me' pledge. To support the pledge to the campaign the University created an action plan outlining resources to improve throughout the organisation by raising awareness of mental health issues.

Factsheets

The Student Disability Service has written factsheets about all the core aspects of our service for disabled students.

Exam support

Find out what exam adjustments, like extra time, are and how you can get these put in place. Important information about deadlines for exam adjustments and how to contact Registry.

Study adjustments and Learning Profiles

Find out what exam adjustments, like extra time, are and how you can get these put in place. Important information about deadlines for exam adjustments and how to contact Registry.

What to do when

Ideal timeline of events for disabled students and those with Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia) during the academic year.

Other support you might need

A wide variety of factsheets and information on all the other types of support available to you as a student.

Rights and responsibilities

How we protect the information we hold about your disability.

Support and assistance

The Student Disability Service employs about 50 Student Support Assistants. These include notetakers for lectures, proofreaders for essays, study skill support and software tuition.

International students

International Students who have previous evidence of disability must provide this to the Student Disability Service (SDS) as soon as possible, preferably in advance of the start of their course.

Complaint procedure

If you need to complain about the Student Disability Service please contact Sheila Williams, Director, in the first instance.

Guidance on Equality Act

This guidance, from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, explains your equality rights as a student in higher education. Higher education (HE) institutions have legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, which means that they cannot discriminate against, harass or victimise you if you are a student.

Coursework stickers no longer in use for dyslexic students

From academic year 2013, the Student Disability Service will no longer recommend (the use of) or provide stickers which dyslexic students can attach to their coursework. Availability and use of exam stickers will continue.

Talking 'Eds Project - Study advice from students

Talking 'Eds is a new electronic resource made by students for students.

Support for Students with Asperger's Syndrome

The student Disability Service has produced general guidance and information for students with Asperger's Syndrome.

Medics alert! Videos on 'Experience shared'

The General Medical Council has put together these short films and personal stories in which disabled students and doctors talk about their experiences of reasonable adjustments made throughout their medical careers.