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Data protection policy (PDF)
A review of the provision and support for disabled students in higher education (HE) was last carried out for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in 2008/09. Since then, the HE system in England has undergone significant change. Institutions providing HE have legal responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 to support disabled students, including those with a diagnosed specific learning difficulty when they are both applying to HE and studying.
SpLD is a commonly used and widely accepted term that refers to conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. The number of students presenting with Specific Learning Difficulties/Differences (SpLD) has increased by over one third since 2008/09, impacting quite significantly on institutional services and support structures. Across 138 higher education institutions (HEIs) and further education colleges (FECs) in 2012/13, over 74,000 students declared an SpLD, representing 6% of the population of students, compared to 55,895 in 2008/091 . However, the proportion of SpLD students within institutions varied, with the mean institution proportion at 7.5% in 2012-13.
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