When should I disclose a disability or medical condition?
We do encourage you to disclose your disability as early as possible but you can do this at anytime during your course.
If you have a newly diagnosed or an additional condition, please let us know.
Why do you need information and evidence about my disability?
The Equality Act (2010) requires us to take reasonable steps to find out about your disability and to encourage you to disclose so that we can work with you to determine and meet your requirements for attending university.
What happens to my information and how is it used?
All information supplied regarding your disability is stored electronically and will be held securely and confidentially within Student Services and in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018
Your consent allows us to use your information as a basis to ensure that appropriate support can be put in place for you. So we will need to share your information with relevant University staff. We produce a Student Support Document using your information which summarises your support and exam requirements and send this to Faculty for distribution within the Faculty.
Your consent also allows us to liaise with relevant external providers of support e.g. organisations who provide non-medical helpers, funding bodies, Disabled Students’ Allowance assessment centres etc.
I don’t want anyone to know that I have a disability; do I have to tell you?
If you choose not to disclose your disability you may not be able to access the full range of support available to you.