A message from Sue Meads, Head of Disability Services:
Disability Services is supporting disabled students directly as well as working closely with Faculties to provide training, advice and support for staff to ensure a positive experience for all disabled students. This includes those with dyslexia, mental health difficulties and health conditions which affect their capacity to study to their full potential. Our services are the Disability Advice Team, Support Worker Service, Dyslexia Service, Wellbeing Service and Access West of England
(AWE), and the Study Needs Assessment Centre.
agreed this summer requires that Disability Services approves all reasonable adjustments
for disabled students, including additional exam arrangements. Students are encouraged to contact their Faculty Student Advisers in the first instance, but they are also welcome to contact the services direct. A programme of training
for staff will be available shortly.
We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting two Specialist Dyslexia Advisers
. This means that we can work more closely with faculty staff and provide a new dyslexia screening service
. Students who think they may be dyslexic can have this free screening which indicates very accurately how likely they are to be dyslexic, before they commit to paying the fee for a full diagnostic assessment. The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) will contribute £150 to the cost of the full diagnostic assessment for eligible UK students. Other students should also contact us (email@example.com
) to apply for help with this cost.
New Disabilty Support fund
There is a new fund
to help provide disability support for students who are not eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) which will benefit international disabled students and those studying less than 60 credits a year, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a new Head of Service, I am looking forward to working collaboratively and proactively to achieve excellent disability support for our students and work enthusiastically towards a fully inclusive university culture.
Sue Meads, Head of Disability Services
Disability Services Contacts
Phone: 0117 32 82564
Fax: 0117 32 82935
Minicom: 0117 32 83644