School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Students with Disabilities

We have more than 1,250 students at the University with disabilities, and our aim is to provide the best possible support and guidance we can. In the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies the Disability Liaison Officer is Ruth Maxey

It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that the University is aware of your individual requirements. If you have a disability (including learning difficulties such as dyslexia) and/or a long-term medical condition, you are urged to inform your personal tutor. We ensure that your personal information remains confidential except to share on a need-to-know basis to facilitate support.

Student in wheelchair reading document with member of staff 

What we can offer

Disability Support in Student Services assists in the development of University policy and procedures relating to disability and our compliance with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. The University's Disability Plan for Students, Disability Equality Scheme, Disability Statement and [dis]Ability Directory, which lists all the provision available at the University, can be accessed from the Student Services website

Academic support

Academic Support in Student Services includes the Disability Support and Dyslexia Support teams, and offers a range of academic and practical support for all students. Academic Support can provide information about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). They can also, as a registered National Network of Assessment Centre (NNAC), provide the assessments required by Local Education Authorities (LEAs).


School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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