Prospective students

Including disability-related information on your UCAS form or postgraduate application form

It’s really important to include information about your impairment, long-standing health condition or specific learning difference on your UCAS form or Postgraduate application form.  Once we have this information, we will contact you to find out what individual reasonable adjustments and support requirements you may have.  Email Disability Services for further information.

The physical environment at Bangor

The University is set within the small city of Bangor, in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the foothills of Snowdonia, which means that it is a hilly environment. However, it is also a small and friendly campus so your accommodation will be relatively close to University buildings, and shopping and leisure facilities are nearby.  This still may present barriers to people with mobility difficulties and some of our older buildings may also be difficult to access.  If you do experience difficulty with mobility, we would advise you come and visit the university to assess the practicalities yourself. Wherever possible, reasonable adjustments are made to meet particular requirements.  We are always pleased to meet prospective students, at Open Days, or at another convenient time.  Just contact one of our Disability Advisers and we will be happy to meet you and make arrangements to show you around. 

How your application will be treated

It is the University's policy to view applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as apply to all students, so do not worry about ticking the relevant disability box on your UCAS or other application form.  We can arrange a visit for you during the admissions process so that your individual needs can be discussed.  An Adviser will liaise with the admissions tutor, and your visit can be arranged at a time convenient to you, perhaps during one of the School's Open Days. You will have an opportunity to discuss the course requirements in detail and will be able to assess for yourself the suitability of access and the provision available within the Institution.

Confidentiality

Entering information about disability, including relevant medical condition, specific learning difference or mental health difficulty, on your application form enables us to begin to discuss any study support needs you may have at an early stage. These discussions are in confidence and information will only be shared on a 'need to know' basis within the Institution, when appropriate, and with your permission.  See Confidentiality.

Clearing

If you are considering coming to Bangor through Clearing, you should make your circumstances known in the first instance to the Clearing Helpline or to the admissions tutor in the department, and then contact Disability Services or phone 01248 383620 / 382032 to discuss your needs in detail.

Can support be arranged before I arrive?

Ideally, yes.  We encourage prospective students to contact us to discuss their requirements.  We write to all students who include disability-related information on the application form and provide information on funding and the support we can provide.  Where necessary, we can guide students through the admissions process and help them apply for funding as well as liaise with their department, and other sources of support.

In the summer, we ask prospective students to complete an online registration form for Disability Services and provide us with documentary evidence. For information on how we share disability-related information, please see our confidentiality policy.  Once we have received this information, we will draft a Personal Learning Support Plan. 

Ideally, we will be able to do this in time for your first week of lectures, but this will depend on how soon we receive the information from you, or the Assessment Centre if you have had a study needs assessment for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA.) The main thing is for you to keep in touch with us - this way, we can ensure your support is in place as soon as possible.

 

Updated 09.11.18