Some students declare a disability, others may not know. Look out for students who regularly submit work late, seem to struggle with written elements of their course, display perfectionist tendencies or frustration at the marks they are receiving as they could potentially benefit from some additional support.
Disabilities affect different people in different ways so the support offered by Disability Services is flexible and tailored to each individual. Students with disabilities should be directed to the Student Disability Support webpage.
Encourage the student to contact the Disability team by emailing email@example.com or telephoning 01904 324785.
After contacting the team, the student will be asked for medical evidence of the disability and will then be given an appointment to speak with a Disabilities Adviser who will work with them to develop and implement a package of support unique to their circumstances.
Disability services is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm in term-time and 10.00am to 4.00pm outside of term-time.
If you would like to make your own practices more accessible and inclusive, you will find a range of resources on both the Jisc website and the Higher Education Academy website.