STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Disability Services Team
Student Guidance Centre
Telephone:028 9097 2727
Email the Disability services here
Queen’s welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities. We will endeavour to ensure that all your individual requirements are met to ensure your time at Queen’s is an enjoyable and positive experience.
The University has developed a range of services available for students with disabilities so that all students can be assured equality of opportunity within the University. Currently, over 400 students are registered with Disability Services with a wide variety of different disabilities, including, visual and hearing impairments, physical or mobility difficulties, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, mental health difficulties and medical conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy. Disability Services will make every reasonable effort to provide support to meet your individual requirements, which may include:
academic support, such as provision of material in alternative formats and liaisons with Faculty/School staff to arrange copies of overheads;
library support, such as extended loans or one to one inductions of the library facilities;
exam support, such as additional time, rest break or scribes;
funding applications to cover the cost of equipment, transport and personal support such as note takers or proof readers.
The age and design of some of our buildings can cause difficulties with physical access, we therefore recommend if you are a wheelchair user or have mobility difficulties, that you contact the Disability Services early in the year to ensure that this can be addressed.
Further details on the range of services available can be obtained from the Disability Services web pages, which can be found here or you can call into the office at anytime. Disability Services staff would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your individual needs and to arrange appropriate support.
Theology’s Disability Officer is the Director, Dr Joan Rahilly. She will deal with any issues you might have in strict confidence. Additionally, each College has a designated Disability Officer, that you can speak with, if that is more appropriate for you.