Accessibility statement

Supporting people with disabilities

The department aims to support students and staff with disabilities, allowing them to reach their full potential in their studies and work.  As a department, we have a long history of support for students with disabilities and research on this topic.

Information for students with disabilities

Students with disabilities can contact our two departmental Disability Advisors at or by directly contacting:


Jen Beeston

Room: CSE/121

Phone: 01904 325436 (internally dial: 5436)

Tina Baker

Room: CSE/122

Phone: 01904 325525 (internally dial: 5525)

Useful resources for students with disabilities

New students who have a disability should discuss their University Disability Services Team (email:; for an assessment of needs. Note that we need this assessment to take place in order to make adjustments to help you with your study. Even if you informed the University about your condition in your application, you will need to see Disability Services for an assessment. 

Information for staff with disabilities

Staff with disabilities should discuss any issues of concern with their line manager or with Occupational Health.

Staff with disabilities may be interested in joining the INCLUDE Network (Inclusive Network Connecting and Linking University Disabled Employees).

Membership is open to all staff and the group aims to promote the value of disabled staff and improve their working environment by raising awareness, sharing good practice and providing a forum for ideas and issues.

Further information:

Useful resources for staff with disabilities

Teaching students with disabilities

The university has an inclusive teaching, learning and assessment policy ( which states that:

All students should be supported to achieve their best. Inclusive practice in learning, teaching and assessment and targeted additional support, as appropriate, will empower all students to gain the most they can from an education at the University of York and play the fullest role in society. It will also enable staff to build confidence to adopt different approaches to build inclusive and accessible learning environments.

Staff can find extensive information about teaching and supporting students with disabilities on these university pages:

If you have particular questions, please contact Helen Petrie, our Equality Champion.