Disability support information for University staff

AccessAbility helps University staff in terms of helping them to support students.

A range of support is provided: 

  • advice and guidance on supporting students with disabilities
  • training on inclusive learning and teaching or specific disabilities
  • networking opportunities with other staff in sharing best practice
  • signposting to, or liaison with, other services
  • advise on legislative responsibilities that we have with regard to disability, equality & diversity

We also maintain the Access to Learning website, which provides information about accessible learning and teaching. The Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy have produced Disability legislation: practical guidance for academic staff.

AccessAbility has a role in ensuring that all the work we do as a University includes a commitment to accessibility and inclusion at all levels. The Fitness to Study policy is currently being reviewed which will act as a supportive alternative to disciplinary procedures for students who are experiencing health/disability difficulties.

We are happy to advise staff on any disability related issues. For practical assistance and advice, you should liaise with their line manager and the Occupational Health Service.