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We provide advice to all staff on supporting disabled people to access university services and facilities, including making reasonable adjustments for disabled students. Our Disability Support Officers provide a network of staff across the University who support the communication of disability-related information.

Disabled staff

Disability Services provides confidential advice for disabled staff.

You can contact us in confidence to discuss your support needs with a Disability Adviser who will be able to provide information on the potential support available from the University and externally through Access to Work. Funding is available from Access to Work to support a range of disability-related needs at work, for example:

  • specialist equipment or personal assistance
  • travel by car or taxi if you are unable to use public transport
  • a communicator at a job interview



Guidance on the definition of disability including the University's recognition of the Social Model of Disability


The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) is a supplementary allowance available to UK domiciled students who incur additional expenditure because of their disability while undertaking a full-time higher education course.


Around one in four people will experience a mental health difficulty at some point, so it's possible that some students and staff will experience this while at university



This policy sets out the University’s position on the provision of academic-related reasonable adjustments for disabled students and clarifies responsibilities and procedures in this respect.

Staff development

Disability Services' staff can provide training on a range of disability-related topics, including supporting students with specific disabilities such as hearing difficulties and autism.

Contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.

Inclusive practice

We provide advice on submissions to the University's Inclusive Practice Showcase and the Inclusive Practice Award. These initiatives were introduced to encourage the development and sharing of inclusive practice across the University. 

We also support staff to complete the Inclusive Curriculum Checklist required for the University's programme approval and review process. 

    Disability Services Sharepoint pages

    Resources for staff and students can also be found on our Sharepoint pages


    Disability Services Sharepoint pages