Information for staff when working with disabled students

Referring students to Disability Services

Students can be referred to Disability Services if it is felt they would benefit from receiving support. It would be advisable to show students the Disability Services webpages for further information about the type of support available.

Contact can be made with the service in the following ways:


Accessible placements and disabled students

Find out more about accessible placements and the support available for disabled students whilst on placement.


Additional requirements and adjustments in exams

Read the University procedure regarding the provision of support in exams for disabled students and the evidence required.


Alternative assessments to formal exams

This policy outlines the procedures where in exceptional circumstances, disabled students can request an alternative to a formal exam.

Information for placement students

Staff can use and edit this information as required for inclusion in placement handbooks to support disabled students on placement. 

Presentation slides - barriers to placement

Staff can use and edit these slides as necessary when discussing barriers to placements with students.

iPark: Assessment Adjustments

Guidance for online and on-campus exams and in-class tests.

Guidelines on essential reading lists

This document offers some advice on the production of an essential reading list which takes into account the requirements of disabled students.

Language modification guidelines

Advice on the production of exam scripts, assignments, presentations or other text for students who require modified language.

Assistance dog policy

Read the University procedure for staff, students and visitors when bringing an assistance dog on to the University campus