What we do for Students
We offer a service for all disabled students whether full-time or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate. We consider each person’s requirements on an individual basis and work within the framework of the University’s confidentiality policy. We do need to ask for some form of documentary evidence for certain arrangements, for example, adjustments to examinations, parking permits.
- Provide information about disability, including specific learning differences or mental health issues, and the services and support which might be available.
- Offer personal and academic support and guidance.
- Advise on strategies to make studying and everyday tasks more manageable.
- In conjunction with the Bangor ACCESS Centre we can help you to apply for finance through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) from your local education authority or other funding provider.
- For students not eligible for DSA funding carry out study needs assessments to identify reasonable adjustments (necessary arrangements).
- Provide support workers, for example Mentors, Practical Assistants, Sighted Guides etc.
- Assist with the organisation of specific examination requirements.
- Arrange for the provision of BSL interpretation.
- Arrange for additional library provision.
- Arrange for a Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP) to ensure necessary arrangements (reasonable adjustments) are in place.
- Liaise with your local Social Services for the provision of personal care support.
- Keep in touch through meetings, newsletters, e-mail and phone.
- Refer students to other professionals who can help, for example, Counselling Service or Community Mental Health Team.
Students who have temporary injuries and conditions and require adjustments must provide Disability Services and their School with appropriate evidence, for example a note from their GP or consultant confirming the illness or injury, date of onset and likely duration. We can then arrange for appropriate arrangements to be put in place.
Here is an example of adjustments that Disability Services can arrange on your behalf providing the relevant documentation is provided:
Loan of computer
Extensions to deadlines
Alternative exam arrangements
Students with temporary illnesses or injuries may be permitted to have adjustments to examination arrangements such as rest breaks or extra time, use of a computer or a scribe. Please note that whilst the nature of temporary injuries and conditions is such that students may not be able to give the University as much notice as is normally required, some arrangements will require reasonable notice, eg two weeks.
You may also be eligible for support from the Hardship Fund towards taxi fares. An Adviser will help you to explore this option.
Email Disability Services or phone on 01248 383620 / 382032.