University policies and guidance

Disability Support Summary (DSS)

Guidance for schools working with disabled students including implementing a Disability Support Summary 

The Disability Support Summary (DSS) is the University’s primary method of communicating recommendations for disabled students’ study support.

Recommendations and decisions for reasonable adjustments

Guidance on making recommendations and decisions for reasonable adjustments

Clarifies the recommending and decision-making roles in relation to reasonable adjustments. Sets out what Schools/ Faculties can do if they do not agree with Disability Services’ recommendations and what students can do if they are not satisfied with Disability Services’ recommendations or with how the recommendations are implemented.

Supporting disabled students (Taught Code)

Annex 5 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes: University policy on supporting disabled students

Univeristy policy on support for disabled students.

Reasonable adjustments to exams and assessments (Taught Code)

Annex 6 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes: Guidance on reasonable adjustments to the assessment of disabled students

Univeristy guidance on support for disabled students at assessment. Includes guidance on the relationship between reasonable adjustments and competence standards, and on the specific characteristics of genuine competence standards.

Providing teaching materials in advance

Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Committees guidance on the provision of material to taught students in advance of a lecture or other teaching activity

Sets out the expectation that material for a lecture or other teaching activity within a taught unit should be provided in advance of a lecture for all students, in accordance with the above guidance.

Recording lectures

Policy for Recording Educational Activities 

Relevant to Mediasite (lecture capture), students recording lectures, and disabled students’ statutory entitlement to lecture recordings as a reasonable adjustment.