Student Disability Service

Legislation and policy

Information on legislation and policy.

Equality and Diversity Strategy and Action Plan

The University of Edinburgh’s Equality and Diversity strategy encompasses disability and the other 8 protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act.

Equality Act 2010

Information on the Equality Act.

Technical guidance on further and higher education

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced updated guidance on further and higher education on their website.

Guidance for students on the Equality Act

This guidance, from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, explains equality rights for students 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 disabled students.

Disability Policy

The University of Edinburgh is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for disabled staff and students and aims to create an environment which enables them to participate fully in the mainstream of University life.

Privacy Notice

The Student Disability Service's Privacy Notice.