Disability matters

The university aims to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all and strives to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities. Our methods of learning, teaching and assessment are flexible and designed to suit a range of needs. By offering effective support, we aim to enable all students to participate fully in all activities while studying with the university.

Your information

The short video below provides a brief overview of how student data is used during the needs assessment process. 

Our privacy notice explains in more detail how the university will process and use your data.

Telling us about your needs

All students and prospective students are encouraged to disclose any specific needs as early as possible.

Making early contact with support services staff at your Home Academic Partner will enable appropriate support to be negotiated and put in place as early as possible.

Funding for students with disabilities

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to meet the costs of your studies and help with any specific items of equipment you may need.

Policies and further links

The university has a number of policies underpinning our commitment to equal opportunities. There are also a number of external agencies which can provide support.

Website accessibility

Our website is designed to meet accessibility requirements. Read our accessibility statement.

Please contact the university webteam if you have any problems accessing our Disability Matters web pages; be as specific and detailed as you can. Please also tell us what you like and find useful.

We link to other websites that may offer benefit to our users. We are not responsible for the accessibility of these or any other websites we do not manage. 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has useful tips on contacting organisations about inaccessible websites.