The University of Nottingham is committed to promoting access for students who have a disability, dyslexia and/or a long-term medical condition. Services provided aim to enable students to fulfil the inherent requirements of the course as independently as possible.
What we need you to do
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the University is aware of his/her individual requirements. Students who have a disability, including a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) or long term medical condition, are urged to inform their tutors and the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) for the School (see below). Letting us know what you might need at an early stage will help us to help you.
What we can offer you
We can offer a range of academic and practical support for all students. The Academic Support unit incorporates a recognised Assessment Centre for those who wish to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances, carrying out the assessments required by your LEA or funding body. Academic Support is also responsible for making recommendations for alternative arrangements such as those required in examinations, assessments and for timetabling. Assistance can also be given with regard to queries about adapted accommodation and University provision of accessible transport.
School Disability Liaison Officer (DLO)
The School Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) is Sarah Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0115 951 6000) who should be the first point of contact if you have a disability-related issue which you want to discuss. The role of the DLO is to provide a point of reference, advice and guidance for students in the School about disability issues and support, and to ensure that the School’s Disability Action Plan is implemented.
If you are an applicant with a disability who is intending to come on one of our visit days, please contact Sarah Johnson to discuss any particular support you may need on your visit day. The procedure for dealing with applicants who declare a disability on their UCAS form is available here.
You can be referred to Academic Support, either at the application stage, or once you are a registered student or both. The DLO will liaise with Academic Support to ensure that you receive the support you require.
Academic Support offers a range of academic and practical support for all students. The team can provide information about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) and, as a registered ACCESS Centre, the assessments required by LEAs. Academic Support is also responsible for making recommendations for alternative arrangements such as those required in examinations, assessments and for timetabling. Contact details are:
Tel: 0115 951 3710
Fax: 0115 846 6116
Disability Policy Advisory Unit
The Disability Policy Advisory Unit (DPAU) has specific responsibility with regard to queries on accommodation and transport and can also provide general advice and guidance to students. Contact details are:
Tel: 0115 951 3710
Fax: 0115 951 4376
minicom: 0115 951 4378
The Students' Union has a voluntary group, Disability Action, that works to make sure that all students who have a disability can access a fair provision of education and services. They provide information, support and advice to students, as well as organising social events. If you would like to get involved contact:
Tel: 0115 846 8785, ext 68785 (internal)