Disability Advisory Team
The University has an inclusive and supportive environment for students with a wide range of sensory, physical or specific learning difficulties.
The Disability Advisory Team are based within the Student Support and Wellbeing centre (MI001). Our role ensures that students are treated fairly and given the opportunity to participate fully within the University.
The team is responsible for interpreting Disability Legislation (i.e Equality Act 2010) and working closely 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.
- Carry out Initial support assessments and make recommendations for barriers to be removed within the education environment in the form of a Tutor Awareness Sheet (TAS). This may include:
- Special Exam Arrangements / In-Class Tests.
- Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) information.
- Non medical help support ie. specialist tutor/mentor, manual notetaker, British Sign Language Interpreter etc.
- Considerate Marking
- Automatic extensions
- Provide academics and Faculty and other departmental staff i.e. Learning Centre staff with clear information about the support needs of each individual student.
- Provide a wide range of advice to students concerning funding, support, accommodation, examinations and assessments.
- Inform students about a wide range of support, equipment, software etc. available to support them through their studies.
- Provide students with on-going meetings to refine support plans where necessary.
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.
Click your individual faculty link below for more information: