The University has an explicit policy of providing support for students with disabilities and wishes to support those students in accessing the full range of academic, cultural and social activities the University offers. We welcome applications from students with disabilities, and are committed to providing an accessible environment for students with additional requirements.
Applicants are encouraged to declare their disability when they apply as this enables the staff assessing the application to engage in further discussion with the applicant and identify appropriate solutions where applicable. Applicants who choose not to disclose their disability at the point of application will be provided with other opportunities to provide such information later in the process (e.g. when an offer of a place is received).
Certain disabilities may preclude entry to certain courses (e.g. those allied to medicine). The information provided will only be taken into account in the admissions process if it appears the University will be unable to make the adjustments required to enable the applicant to access their chosen course of study.
The information provided is also used by the Higher Education Statistics Agency to monitor rates of participation in Higher Education by particular groups of people, which is a statutory requirement. All information will be handled in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Further information concerning the support offered by the University can be found on the Disability Services pages.