Services for Students


Policies and legislation 

University of Nottingham policy is underpinned by current legislation, the Equality Act 2010.  The Equality Act 2010 states that disability is viewed as a protected characteristic, but what do we mean by the term 'disability'?

Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010

...if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

Key terms:

'substantial' is more than minor or trivial e.g. it takes much longer than it usually would to complete a daily task like getting dressed.

'long-term' means likely to last for 12 months or more, e.g. a breathing condition that develops as a result of a lung infection.

Therefore, if you have a disability, mental health difficulty, long-term medical condition, autistic spectrum disorder, or a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD you can access support from the Disability Support Services Team.

Use the links below to view our policies and legislation information for disabled students. 


Student Services

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