Academic Quality Procedures Handbook

6. Student Support and Guidance

6.2 The Equality Act (2010)

In accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act (2010), the University has taken the following steps to ensure that disabled students are not substantially disadvantaged in their studies:

  • The University has a central Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity which provides advice, support and guidance to disabled students and to academic colleagues working with disabled students. The service also makes recommendations for reasonable adjustments.
  • Academic Schools and relevant Support Services have designated Disability Co-ordinators who are trained and supported by Staff Development and the Counselling and Disability Service.
  • A Guide for Academic Departments has been issued to all academic staff.
  • Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity provide and offer University-wide training on disability, wellbeing and inclusion. 

Guide for Departments on inclusive teaching and learning:

  • Is there a good level of inclusionary practice amongst staff in your department?
  • Is there someone in your department with specific responsibility for disabled students, and promoting an inclusive environment?
  • Is there a good link between your department and the relevant University sections, e.g. Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity, the Exams Office?
  • Are teaching resources compiled using basic accessibility principles?
  • Are teaching and learning staff confident in checking for reasonable adjustments on a student’s LUSI record?
  • Are admissions tutors briefed on good practice in recruiting and selecting disabled students?
  • Do senior staff members model good practice in this area?