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.
Students with disabilities can contact our two departmental Disability Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org or by directly contacting:
Phone: 01904 325436 (internally dial: 5436)
Phone: 01904 325525 (internally dial: 5525)
New students who have a disability should discuss their University Disability Services Team (email: email@example.com; https://www.york.ac.uk/students/support/disability/) 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.
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: https://www.york.ac.uk/about/equality/staff/equality-networks/include/
The university has an inclusive teaching, learning and assessment policy (https://www.york.ac.uk/about/equality/inclusive-learning/) 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: https://www.york.ac.uk/staff/supporting-students/disability/
If you have particular questions, please contact Helen Petrie, our Equality Champion.