Disabled students in higher education
Universities and higher education institutions (HEIs) have legal obligations and a requirement to eliminate discrimination and advance equality of opportunity.
What does the Equality Act say about disability and disabled students in higher education?
A higher education institution must not discriminate against, harass or victimise:
- Prospective students
- Students at the institution
- In some limited circumstances, former students
- Disabled people who are not students at the institution but who hold or have applied for qualifications conferred by the institution.
We must not discriminate against a student:
- In the way we provide education for the student.
- In the way we give the student access to a benefit, facility or service.
- By not providing education for the student.
- By not affording the student access to any benefit, facility or service.
- By excluding the student.
- By subjecting them to any other detriment.