Will lecturers know about my support requirements?

We work closely with colleagues across the university to let them know about your requirements. This means you can be confident in knowing that your requirements are supported wherever you may be on campus. It also gives you a choice in who you speak to about your requirements.


How do staff know about my requirements?

When your requirements have been identified, your Disability Adviser will produce a Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP). The PLSP is a document that outlines very clearly what your support requirements are. It is is made available to you and the people in the University who will be providing your support. This includes your module leaders, your personal tutor, your Disability Co-ordinator and the Library Disability Support Officer.

The PLSP is a flexible document and the recommendations made can change depending on your circumstances and the demands of your course. Some of the areas covered by a PLSP are adjustments for teaching and learning situations, exams and assessments, field trips, practical or performance sessions and placements. The document also outlines your support worker recommendations.


Who can I approach for assistance?

In addition to your Disability Adviser who is based in Disability Services, you can also contact the following people about your support requirements:


Disability Co-ordinators

Disability Co-ordinators are staff based within your school who will ensure that teaching staff are made aware of your PLSP. They can be a point of contact for any queries you may have.


Library Disability Support Officer

Our Library Disability Support Officer is a member of staff based in Computing and Library Services who can offer disability specific guidance about access to the library and its resources.