Students With Disabilities & Mental Health Issues
If you have a disability, long-term medical condition, or a specific learning difference (SpLD) you can access support at Oakswood College through the Disability Team who are part of Health and Wellbeing. Advice and support is available from application to graduation and so please do not hesitate to contact us.
What do we mean by Disability?
We use the term disability, as this is term used within the Equality Act 2010. A disability is defined as any condition which has significant, adverse and long-term impact on a person's ability to carry out every day activities. We provide advice and support to students who may have the following disabilities.
- Physical/Mobility Impairments.
- Sensory Impairments.
- Long Term Medical Conditions.
- Specific Learning Differences: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD.
How to access support
The first step is to contact us as soon as you can so that we can have an initial discussion with you about your support needs. Support and reasonable adjustments can then be agreed once diagnostic evidence of your disability has been provided to our team. Once you are enrolled, we encourage you to book an appointment with us so we can verify your arrangements and share this arrangement with yourself and your course team.
Your support may include:
- Individual Exam Arrangements.
- Equipment Loan including digital voice recorder, laptops and Assistive Technology.
- Permission to record lectures.
- Course team to use lecture capture where possible.
- Access to session materials at least 24 hours in advance.
- Advice and support to arrange your Disabled Students Allowance at any point throughout your course.
- 1:1 Mentoring Support.
- Lift Access.
- Library Support.
- Access to a quiet working Space.
- You can also access the Centre for Academic Writing and Maths Support Centre.
All support and advice will be tailored to your specific needs.