The Disability team is made up of friendly and professional Disability Advisers.
Disability and Inclusion Manager
Senior Disability Adviser and Project Co-ordinator
Administrative and Learning Support Team Leader
Learning Support Officer
I manage the team of Disability advisers who provide information and guidance to disabled students and coordinate the support required during their studies. I work in conjunction with departments and individuals across the University to promote inclusive practice, raise awareness of disability-related issues and ensure the mechanisms are in place so that the right kind of support can be provided at the right time. I am passionate about working in ways which enable disabled students to achieve success in their students and enjoy their time at Huddersfield.
"I recently joined the team after teaching in both further and higher education for the past 12 years. I work with a team of disability advisers to provide advice and support for students that have a disability or a long term health condition that has a significant impact on their studies. I work primarily with PhD and Research students in order to complete their Personal Learning Support Plans which feature recommendations that will support learning. In addition to advising staff members on reasonable adjustments and inclusive practice, I develop and deliver training on inclusive practice at the University."
"I have been working within Student Services at the University of Huddersfield for over 20 years and see my role as part of a university-wide team of faciliators working towards an inclusive learning experience for all our students with disabilities."
"I provide support and guidance for disabled students, applicants and University staff. I recognise students individual needs and work as inclusively as possibly so students can achieve their full potential and feel able to participate fully during their time at the University."
"I deliver administration support for Disability Services, enabling Disability Advisers to support their students, as well as providing initial advice and support to students, staff and parents. I am also involved in the statistical reporting for Student Services, analysing and compiling data in order to shape service strategy. Outside of work, I am studying for a MSc in Psychology to develop my skills further within disability support."
"I am a Disability Adviser working to provide support and guidance for disabled students, applicants and University staff. As a Psychology graduate of the University, I have now worked in various roles at the institution for twenty years. I am currently studying towards a Masters of Education at Huddersfield and am passionate about enabling all students to have equal access to their studies and providing an inclusive study environment."
"I have been in my current role as Learning Support Assistant since October 2017. Previously I worked at the university in the School of Art, Design & Architecture and Education & Professional Development in administrative roles on a temporary basis from June 2017. My duties include (but are not limited to) organising loan of equipment, co-ordinating exam requirements, liaising with support workers and helping and advising students with their learning support enquiries."
"My role at the University is to provide advice and guidance to our diverse population of disabled students and to University staff. Our aim to provide and welcoming and inclusive learning environment and to enable students to achieve their goals."
"I started the role in Learning Support in June 2019 but have worked at the University since 2017, working for Human Resources, Estates and Facilities, and the iPoint in Student Central. Prior to this, I had a career in teaching so appreciate the value of quality support in the educational environment, and want students to get the best possible experiences from their studies. My current role is to provide customer service and administration to students with disabilities, and to the support professionals who work with them, so that they are able to access some of the vital support networks that the University has to offer."
"I have worked within Student Services since 2007. My role as a Disability Adviser is to identify and co-ordinate support requirements for prospective and current students with disabilities. I work closely with academic departments to promote inclusive practice and ensure individual student support requirements are met."