Disability Support

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’s role is focused on ensuring 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. 

Meet the Team:

Lavern Owen

Disability Adviser for

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing and School of Performing Arts

  • Institute of Education           
  • Institute of Health Professions
  • Institute of Psychology        
  • Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care
  • Institute of Sport        

Faculty of Arts    

  • School of Performing Arts





01902 321353



Emma Uden

Disability Adviser for

Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • School of Architecture and Built Environment    
  • School of Biomedical Sciences and Physiology 
  • School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science             
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Computer Science  
  • School of Pharmacy

MI Building, City



01902 321074

Lucy Poole

Disability Adviser for

Faculty of Arts

  • School of Creative Arts and Design
  • School of Humanities                    
  • School of Media                                              

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • The Wolverhampton Business School     
  • The Wolverhampton Law School   
  • School of Social, Historical and Political Science

MI Building, City

(Mon-Fri term-time only)



01902 322457