If you have a diagnosed disability you may be entitled to a range of ‘reasonable adjustments’.
These are provisions that can be put in place to ensure that you are not disadvantaged due to your disability.
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 Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
- Reading Support
- British Sign Language signers and communicators
- Loop System in some lecture theatres
- Mobility Support
- Enlarging documents
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 other professionals.
We appreciate that getting support and reasonable adjustments in place can be a lengthy process and 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 (DSA) for their support. This is only possible if you can provide evidence that you have applied for DSA and that there are reasons why your application has been delayed.
If you have any questions about how to apply for DSA please read the information contained in the above links, or get in touch with our team to discuss it further.