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As at January 2018, more than 14 percent of our overall student population had disclosed a disability. Disabled students have a wide range of disabilities from physical or sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia), autistic spectrum conditions (such as Asperger Syndrome), mental health conditions (such as depression, anxiety disorder or schizophrenia) and a range of other medical needs and long-term health conditions which require particular support.

If you are disabled, we strongly encourage you to disclose your disability when you apply to us to help us ensure that appropriate reasonable adjustments and support can be arranged for you both as part of our admissions processes and in time for your arrival. Whilst it is absolutely fine to disclose a disability later in the application process or after you arrive, it is worth noting that this may mean there is a delay in you receiving eligible support. Additionally, if your disability or health condition might have implications for your living arrangements, it’s also worth noting that College accommodation is often in high demand and late notification of a disability and reasonable adjustments with respect to accommodation and/or location can be very challenging to implement late on in the process.

Support available to students once a disability is disclosed might include: adjustments to teaching and learning, such as electronic copies of material in advance; examination access arrangements, such as extra time; human support, such as mentoring, study skills sessions, notetaking; the loan of specialist equipment (keyboards, ergonomic equipment, software), and adjustments to accommodation or the built environment.

If you would like to disclose a disability or need disability-related information or advice, contact the Disability Resource Centre.

Download the Code of Practice: Reasonable adjustments for Disabled Students.