School of Economics

Disabilities & Special Educational Needs

The Schools disability support and special educational needs measures for staff and students.


We aim to create an environment that enables people with disabilities to participate fully in the mainstream of University life. We welcome students with disabilities and/or those with specific learning needs and work to make our courses accessible. Our teaching staff work to create a vibrant and robust curriculum that is accessible to all.

If you are a student with disabilities or special education needs, we encourage you to discuss, in confidence, any requirements or adjustments with your Student Adviser (and academic staff). 

To arrange Learning Adjustments, you must arrange to meet an adviser from the Disability and Learning Support Service. They can discuss possible adjustments and specific examination arrangements with you, assist you with an application for Disabled Students’ Allowance, give you information about available technology and personal assistance such as note takers, proof readers or dyslexia tutors, and prepare a Schedule of Adjustments which outlines recommended adjustments. Please do this as early as possible, so that we can support you appropriately. 

Once your Schedule of Adjustments has been prepared by the Disability and Learning Support Service, it will be used by the School to determine the adjustments applied to each course that you have registered for. This allows adjustments to be communicated directly to Course Organisers, so you will not have to discuss the same issues with multiple members of staff.

We welcome feedback on the suitability of our provision of teaching and learning services to meet your needs. If we can do more to support you, we want to learn about that. For information on how adjustments are implemented, or to provide feedback, please contact the Disability and Learning Support Service or your Student Advisor*. If you have any concerns please contact Coordinator of Adjustments, Lorna Devlin. 

Disability and Learning Support Service

Lorna Devlin


The University is committed to promoting an environment where staff feel confident and safe to disclose information about their disability. We positively welcome job applications from people with disabilities and we provide services to support the needs of staff with disabilities. Staff are encouraged to make any disabilities known to their manager so that they can be supported fully to perform in their role.

Under the Equality Act 2010, we have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to any elements of the job which place a person with disabilities at a substantial disadvantage. Adjustments may include changes to working hours or location, changes to the working environment or procedures, paid time off for assessments or treatments, or the reallocation of tasks.

Our team has diverse needs and have found themselves welcomed into our community and respected for their skills

Our support for staff encompasses all kinds of disabilities, including neurodiversity, mental health, and sensory impairments. To find out more about what we can do for you as a staff member, please visit the website below.

Disabled staff support