Support for disabled students
Dr Emma Rowlett, the Disability Adviser for Postgraduate Students, provides support for taught and research postgraduate students who are disabled or have long-term medical conditions, poor mental health, dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).
Working within three departments - the Graduate School, Disability Support and Academic Support - Emma also liaises with other services and academic schools and departments to discuss how students' requirements can best be met.
Emma's office is in the Graduate School, Room A13, Highfield House, University Park. She works part-time, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.15am-3pm and Thursday and Friday 8.15am-1pm.
Emma Rowlett can:
Assist students to access DSA and other funding.
Help identify reasonable adjustments.
Offer advice on various areas of postgraduate study such as supervision, self-directed study and research.
Help bring disabled students together via a support network which includes Twitter and Facebook pages, talks, workshops and social events.
Emma is the main point of contact for disabled postgraduate students, and those with long-term medical conditions and poor mental health.
Support for students with dyslexia and other SpLDs is primarily provided by Academic Support (comprising Dyslexia Support and Study Support) who can recommend reasonable adjustments, including alternative examination arrangements if appropriate, and provide support in a variety of ways, including one-to-one sessions. Please visit or contact the Student Services Centre to book an appointment.
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Postgraduate Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
Most 'home' postgraduate students are eligible to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).
The application process varies according to how each student is funded:
Students who are funded by a Research Council or have other funding not listed above should contact Emma for advice about the particular application process used by the funding body.
The University does not discriminate according to whether a student has Disabled Students' Allowance or not and where funding cannot be obtained will endeavour to provide the services and equipment a disabled student needs.
Emma co-ordinates a support network for Disabled Postgraduate Students which aims to provide information and bring disabled postgraduate students together, either virtually or face-to-face. In addition to networking opportunities, social events and workshops are organised throughout the year.
Twitter - @uondisabledpgs
Facebook - UoN Disabled Postgraduates (http://on.fb.me/rkU0Qk)