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Disability Officer

The University’s Disability Service assists students with disabilities in arranging study related support. This includes specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. If you have a disability or have become disabled since studying at Queen’s the Disability Service is available to help you get support for your studies:

Disability Service,
Student Guidance Centre,
91a University Road,
Belfast BT7 1NN,
Tel: 028 9097 2727

Disclosure of disability is a personal decision. However, the University strongly recommends students to inform the service so that individual support requirements can be arranged. All information regarding a student’s disability is treated in strict confidence.

Students registered with Disability Services should contact each of their module co-ordinators to discuss what arrangements can be made, in line with the recommendations from Disability Services, to facilitate their studies.

Where these are available, module co-ordinators will arrange for lecture overheads to be provided (e.g. on Queen’s online). These may be in addition to handouts given at lectures. Staff may, at their own discretion, provide copies of lecture notes to students.

Students who need ‘flexibility with deadlines’, as part of their reasonable adjustments must, normally, discuss the matter with the relevant module co-ordinator in advance of the deadline published in the module handbook and come to an agreed new submission date. Please use the ‘Reasonable Adjustments Extension Form’ below to record this agreement. The form must be signed by you and the module co-ordinator and it will be retained by the module co-ordinator.

Download form (.docx)

Students wishing to discuss any academic issues arising from their disabilities are encouraged to contact the School’s Disability Officer, Dr. Nuala Johnson (; tel. 028-9097-3358, Room 02-034 Elmwood Building).