Moray House School of Education and Sport

Information for students with disabilities

We believe that diversity and difference make us stronger. This page is an introduction to the support we can provide, and how you can support yourself and fellow students.

Video: Head of School Welcome to Students with Disabilities
Head of School, Professor David Smith, Welcome video to Students with Disabilities 2023

Professor David Smith welcomes students with disabilities and learning differences to the School.


We welcome students with disabilities


What information is available before you apply?


Support for students with disabilities

What does the Disability and Learning Support Service do?

The Disability and Learning Support Service (DLSS) is an important place to contact before your course starts. If you haven’t contacted them, please do this as soon as you can. The staff at DLSS have broad experience with a very wide range of disabilities.

Contact the Disability and Learning Support Service (DLSS) to make an appointment. Don’t miss the appointment and bring any documents they ask for.  If you can’t make an appointment, tell them in advance and they will arrange another one. DLSS will ask you about any access arrangements you need for this meeting. In the meeting remember to discuss everything about your time at university, including online learning and placements.

Contact the Disability and Learning Support Services

Support in Moray House School of Education and Sport

Student Adviser: If you have any issue or concern which is affecting your studies, your Student Adviser is the first person you should contact. You will meet them near the beginning of your studies.

Disability ContactIf you want to discuss any issues about the arrangements for your support as a student with a disability, please contact the School's Disability contact, Rachel O'Neill. 

Disability Contact Drop-in Tuesday 12 noon - 3pm Charteris 2.17

Arrange a Zoom or Teams slot with Rachel 

Contact Rachel O'Neill 

Enhanced Support:  The Disability and Learning Support Service (DLSS) may ask you if you would like a named contact in the School. This person may be your Student Adviser. They keep in touch with you and DLSS regularly and offer enhanced support.

Student Experience and Support Office: Responsible for liaising with your Course Organisers and PT about your Schedule of Adjustments. 

Contact the Student Experience and Support office

Co-ordinator of Adjustments: Responsible for ensuring that staff in the School know how to implement your Schedule of Adjustments. 

Course Organiser and Programme Secretary: Know about your Schedule of Adjustments and will liaise with support services. Find their details on your Learn site. 


Hear from students with disabilities in our School


How can you get involved in the School Community?

School Events: All members of our community are able to access our events. Please contact the organisers for any School event giving details of the access arrangements you need with one week’s notice.

Become a Representative: If you are interested in improving experiences for you and other students with disabilities, please consider being a Course Rep, or join the Inclusion and Disability Subgroup as a Student Rep.

Read more about the EDI Committee and its subgroups


Related links

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion information for current students [UoE login required]

University of Edinburgh British Sign Language plan

AccessAble: Holyrood Campus accessibility guide