It is the policy of the University that the principle of equal opportunities should be applied to students with sensory, learning and physical impairments. The School of Mathematics and Physics is committed to this policy to ensure equality in terms of physical access, access to information, and safety, insofar as it is practically possible.
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Disabilities come in many forms and are usually are not obvious to an outside observer (unseen disabilities). Below is a list of some of the disabilities experienced by students in the School over the years
If you are a current student and you consider that you have a disability which is affecting your learning, this can only be taken into account by staff if you are registered with Disability Services. If you want some advice you can contact the School Disability Advisor or go directly to Disability Services (see below for contact information).
If you are a prospective student with a disability, it is important that you enter this information in the appropriate section of your application to the University. Upon receipt of your application, the University may write to you asking for further detail regarding your disability. This information will be treated as sensitive information and kept strictly confidential, and will only be used to plan for your individual support requirements ensuring that your transition to Queen's is as smooth as possible. At this time, you will be given the opportunity to visit the University and to meet staff from Disability Services and other relevant staff members to discuss your support requirements.
These are simple, confidential measures which can be taken to assist in your learning. These are agreed in consultation with Disability Services. They could include
The Student Disability Allowance (DSA) provides financial support depending on the nature of the disability. Disability Services will help prepare your DSA application. Support could include for example
Student Guidance Centre
Queen's University Belfast
91a University Road
028 9097 2727
Dr Jason Greenwood (Physics)
Room C1C, Physics Lanyon Building (upper floor)
Tel. 9097 3935
Dr Tchavdar Todorov (Maths)
Room A9A, Physics Lanyon Building (ground floor)
Tel. 9097 5293