Services for Students

Study abroad and work placements for disabled students

Many of our courses offer opportunities to study abroad or work in other locations. We recommend that you plan well ahead to get the most out of the opportunity.  Please contact us to discuss your support needs and any concerns you may have.  Come to a drop-in or email for an appointment:

Email:    disability-supportservices@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone:   +44 (0)115 82 32070 
 

Studying abroad

Key things to consider include:

  • Day to day living and support - Think about the impact your disability or medical condition has on your day-to-day living and the support you have around you (such as friends, family, GP and medical team, mental health adviser, counsellor, PA for personal care, Academic Support Tutor, Disability Adviser and University Academic Support Workers). What formal support services are provided? Who would you contact in the event of a crisis or emergency? What resources and strategies do you use and would they work in the new location?
  • Study arrangements – What does the timetable look like and what study patterns, modes of assessment will there be? 
  • Your Support Plan - What adjustments do you have in place at the University of Nottingham? Does anything need to be reviewed or amended, so your School can inform your host institution to prepare for your arrival? Universities in other countries may not offer the same range of adjustments and provision as British universities. You may need to check whether they can make adjustments to exam arrangements or supply equipment you may need, and what evidence they require to provide you with these.
  • Medical care and medication – Establish in good time the types of medical care that will be available in your destination country. Is your current medication available in your destination country and who will prescribe it for you? Can you get sufficient quantities of medication from your home GP to last for the duration of your time abroad or will you need to come back to the UK to obtain further supplies? What medical insurance will you require for any pre-existing medical conditions and health requirements?
  • Mental health – Think about strategies for managing and maintaining your mental health while you are away from many of your familiar support networks. What local counselling or therapeutic services will there be and are there any associated costs? 
  • Accommodation – What accommodation is available and who organises it? How close will it be to your place of study and what transport is available? Will the accommodation meet the requirements for your disability in terms of accessibility, adaptations, en-suite, shared or individual facilities? 
  • Funding - Do you have appropriate funding in place?  Erasmus funded students may be eligible for additional, disability-related funding. 
     
 

 

Work placements

Key things to consider include:

  • Day to day living and support - Think about the impact your disability or medical condition has on your day-to-day living and the support you have around you (such as friends, family, GP and medical team, mental health adviser, counsellor, PA for personal care, Academic Support Tutor, Disability Adviser and University Academic Support Workers). What formal support services are provided? Who would you contact in the event of a crisis or emergency? What resources and strategies do you use and would they work in the new location?
  • Work arrangements – What is the working environment like and what times will you be working? 
  • Your Support Plan - What adjustments do you have in place at the University of Nottingham? Does anything need to be reviewed or amended, so your School can inform your new place of work? 
  • Medical care and medication – Is your current medication available in your new location and who will prescribe it for you? If you will be working abroad, can you get sufficient quantities of medication from your home GP to last for the duration of your time abroad or will you need to come back to the UK to obtain further supplies? What medical insurance will you require for any pre-existing medical conditions and health requirements?
  • Mental health – Think about strategies for managing and maintaining your mental health while you are away from many of your familiar support networks. What local counselling or therapeutic services will there be and are there any associated costs? 
  • Accommodation – What accommodation is available and who organises it? How close will it be to your place of work and what transport is available? Will the accommodation meet the requirements for your disability in terms of accessibility, adaptations, en-suite, shared or individual facilities? 
     
 

 

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