Information for staff
We provide advice and guidance to staff supporting disabled students.
We support students with a range of disabilities, including but not limited to:
- Specific learning difficulties (SpLDs), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (AD(H)D).
- Mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders, or psychosis.
- Autistic spectrum conditions, such as Asperger syndrome.
- Sensory impairments, such as a visual or hearing impairment, blindness, or deafness (with or without British Sign Language as a first or preferred language).
- Mobility difficulties, such as paralysis, scoliosis, chronic pain, difficulty walking, or using a wheelchair.
- Long-term health conditions, such as arthritis, epilepsy, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, narcolepsy, repetitive strain injury (RSI), cancer, HIV, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, lupus, or chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).
Working together to support students
How Disability Advisers can help you to support disabled students.
School Disability Co-ordinator role and resources
What's involved in this role, and resources to support you.
Comprehensive guidance about specific impairments and good teaching practice.
Disabled Student Support Working Group
Responding to significant changes to the way that disabled students are supported in Higher Education.
To discuss a student you are already supporting, or get advice on how you can support a student:
- call extention 10444 and ask to speak to a Disability Advisor
- email us: firstname.lastname@example.org we will reply in five working days
You can also find resources in the guidance section.