Student Guidance Centre

About Us

WELCOME

ABOUT US

Queen’s University Belfast welcomes and encourages applications from students of all backgrounds. The University is committed to creating an inclusive environment and seeks to ensure that students with a disability or long term condition have equitable access as far as reasonably possible to all aspects of University life.

In outlining this commitment, the University will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all students can benefit from the full range of academic, cultural and social activities that the University offers.

Students with a disability or long term condition are encouraged to register with the University's Disability Service to ensure their individual needs are assessed and relevant support recommendations are put in place for their chosen course of study and wider participation in University life.


Our aim is...

...to provide prospective and current students and staff of the University with appropriate information relating to disability issues, and to outline the relevant resources and services available at Queen's.


We currently provide support to students with a wide range of disabilities, including:

  • Physical and mobility difficulties
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Medical conditions
  • Specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia
  • Mental health difficulties


The nature and type of support available varies and will be tailored to meet your individual requirements, but may include the following:

  • Arranging in-course support including; resources in alternative format, flexibility with deadlines, exam support, extended library loans, etc.
  • Assisting with your application for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), which is available to UK residents studying full-time undergraduate courses. It should be noted that some part-time and post-graduate students are also eligible for DSA. Further details can be obtained from Disability Services
  • Liaising with school staff to ensure that they are aware of your requirements


Disability Services is also actively involved in the following:

  • Providing advice on the development of disability policies and programmes throughout the University
  • Promoting awareness of disability issues by disseminating relevant information, and running training programmes for both staff and students