The University of Dundee is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students. We continually improve the accessibility of our campus buildings and strive to ensure our services are as accessible as possible. Our Support Hub (Disability Services, Counselling Service, Health Service and Student Funding) brings together our professional support services in one location on the city campus, making it easier for students to access the services they need in a quiet and confidential setting. Our Support Hub staff also meet with students on the University’s other campuses and support those studying at a distance via Skype, phone or email, ensuring our services meet the diverse needs of our student population.
If you have a disability, we encourage you to indicate this on your application form, so that we can best support you in your studies. If you think you may require specific support for your studies, we also encourage you to contact Disability Services as early as possible. You can do so before you apply or start your course, or at any time during your studies.
Disability Services offers a confidential service to all current and prospective students. Our friendly and experienced team of Advisers can offer advice and discuss with you the disability-related support you may need for your studies. This may include adjustments to teaching and assessment on your course, such as extra time in exams, access to our 24-hour IT facilities, or support with applying for additional funding through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), if you are eligible. Confirmation of your disability from a recognised practitioner (for example, your doctor) is usually required for the provision of individual adjustments and you are encouraged to provide this as soon as possible. We store confidential information securely and do not share with anyone outwith Disability Services without your consent.
Currently we have over 800 students registered with Disability Services for individual support. These includes students who have disclosed physical or sensory impairments, medical conditions, mental health difficulties and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. Our services for registered students includes:
- support with arranging personal help for your studies, such as a proof reader or sign language interpreter
- mental health mentoring
- specialist study skills support
- access to loan equipment and training with assistive technology, such as screen reading software.
In addition, the Scottish Government has validated our Access Centre to provide needs assessments for students applying for the DSA. The Access Centre is also recognised by all other student funding authorities.
Feedback from students who use Disability Services is consistently excellent and the University of Dundee ranks highly for disability support in national student surveys. Contact us to find out more or check out our website for further details: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/disabilityservices/.