Disability Policies, Procedures and Guidance

The University has a range of policies, procedures and guidelines regarding the provision of support for disabled students. The following are some of these documents. If you require information about a policy, practice or procedure not listed, please contact Disability Services.

Accessible Placements and Disabled Students – this policy outlines the support available for students on placement and discussed disclosure of a disability.
Also available is a Brief Guide For Staff and a Brief Guide for Students regarding accessible placements – this provides a summary of the policy document. The student guide can be incorporated into student placement handbooks.

Additional Requirements and Adjustments in examinations for disabled students – this policy outlines the University procedures regarding the provision of support in exams for disabled students and discussed the evidence required. There is further information about the types of adjustments in exams and the arrangements for these in the document called Examination recommendations for students with additional requirements and adjustments.

Alternative Assessments to Formal Exams for Disabled Students – this policy outlines the procedures where is exceptional circumstances, disabled students can request an alternative to a formal exam.

Guidelines on essential reading lists and disabled students – this document offers some advice on the production of an essential reading list which takes into account the requirements of disabled students.

Language modification guidelines – this document contains advice on the production of exam scripts, assignments, lecture presentations, teaching materials or other written text for students who require modified language, usually as a result of a significant hearing impairment.