Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Additional support for your studies

We want our learning environment to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Here's what to do if you feel that additional support might help with a physical or mental health impairment.

If you think that you might benefit from additional support for your studies, you should contact the University’s Student Disability Service as early as possible to see if you are eligible. 

Providing you meet the criteria, the Disability Service will offer you an appointment with an Advisor to discuss what form(s) of support might be appropriate. Adjustments are designed to enable students to participate fully in their studies and there are many different types (extra time in exams for example; or making sure that teaching rooms are wheelchair-accessible). The measures which are agreed with you will be published on your student record as a Schedule of Adjustments (also known as a Learning Profile).

Once your Schedule of Adjustments has been published, School, Exam and Library staff are responsible for ensuring that the adjustments in their area are implemented.  If you have any concerns or queries about how this is being handled, you should feel free to get in touch with one of these key contacts within our School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC):

The SENIOR DISABILITY CONTACT is empowered to act with the authority of the Head of School to resolve problems with learning adjustments. Our Senior Disability Contact is:

Dr Neill Martin 

E neill.martin@ed.ac.uk   

 

The CO-ORDINATOR OF ADJUSTMENTS oversees and monitors the implementation of learning adjustments. Our Co-ordinator of Adjustments is:

Christine Lennie              

E christine.lennie@ed.ac.uk           

 

Related links

Visit the webpages of the Student Disability Service at the University of Edinburgh

Visit our webpages on health, wellbeing and personal matters