Disability Advisory Team

The University has an inclusive and supportive environment for students with a wide range of disabilities including sensory, physical or specific learning difficulties.

The Disability Advisory Team are based within the Student Support and Wellbeing centre (MI001).  Our role is to provide advice on how students can access and fully participate in their studies.

The team is responsible for interpreting Disability Legislation (i.e Equality Act 2010) and liaising with students, academic staff, Faculty Enabling Tutors (FET), service departments and internal and external partners ensuring that all services are accessible.

The Adviser is able to provide a confidential, personalised service to students throughout their academic life, including advice concerning funding, non-medical helper support, accommodation, equipment, specialist software, examinations and assessments. 

Advice regarding reasonable adjustments for individual students is disseminated to relevant departments in the form of a Tutor Awareness Sheet (TAS).  

Starting from Semester2 2018/19, a baseline TAS will be completed where a self declaration form has been completed but no further evidence is provided to SSW. The TAS will be available to lecturers and personal tutors as evidence of a disability disclosure. However to be assessed for reasonable adjustments like extra time or extended submission dates, evidence must be submitted to SSW.

What can your Faculty do to help?

Each Faculty has a Faculty Enabling Tutor who is a member of academic staff responsible for assisting their students with disability, SpLD or long-term medical condition support.