Reasonable adjustments

If you have a diagnosed disability, you may be entitled to a range of ‘reasonable adjustments’. 

Reasonable adjustments enable you to access teaching and learning environments, assessments, and can also relate to physical access too.

Examples of reasonable adjustments:

  • Modified exam arrangements
  • Help to obtain accommodation requirements
  • A study buddy to help with organising your time
  • A mentor to help with motivation and familiarity with the academic system
  • Note takers
  • Specialist study skills tuition
  • Liaison with academic staff to ensure that they are aware of the impact of your disability/learning difficulty on your study skills
  • Liaison with academic staff to ensure that you receive lecture notes in advance and electronically, and/or permission to record lectures
  • Specialist teachers for SpLD
  • Reading support
  • British Sign Language signers and communicators
  • Loop system in some lecture theatres
  • Mobility support
  • Enlarging documents
  • Identification stickers for assessed work
  • Dyslexia screening, diagnostic assessment and tuition

So that we can put reasonable adjustments in place for you and provide you with the best possible support, we may need to share information about your disability, medical condition, mental health issue or other sensitive information, with others. This will never be done without your knowledge. Find out more about how we use your personal data.

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Interim support

We recognise that getting support and reasonable adjustments in place can be a lengthy process. The assessment and application process can take time and this can delay your support provision. With this in mind, we are able to supply interim support for students who have a diagnosed disability and are awaiting funding confirmation for their support. This is only possible if you can provide evidence that you have already applied for DSA, and that there are good reasons why your application has been delayed.

If you have any questions about how to apply or what funding is available, please read the information in the above links, or get in touch with us to discuss it further.