The University welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities or long term conditions. Applications are considered on the same grounds as non-disabled applicants. An individual’s disability or long term condition will not influence the University’s decision to offer a place.
On receipt of an offer from the University, applicants who have disclosed a disability or long-term condition can register with the University’s Disability Service to receive academic support for their studies. Applicants in receipt of an offer should refer to Disability Services for guidance on the next steps in the process.
The information provided by applicants will be used to assess the individual reasonable adjustments that they should receive if they are accepted and placed on their chosen course at Queen’s.
Please note: If you did not disclose a disability or long-term condition on your application and wish to do so, please contact the service directly by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where it is anticipated from the information provided that the applicant will require significant support or will require modifications to the academic course, they will be invited to meet staff from Disability Services and relevant members from the academic School to discuss the applicant’s individual needs.
In a small number of cases where there are fitness to practise concerns or where reasonable adjustments may not be feasible to implement (which may arise as a result of the disclosure of a disability or long term condition after an offer of a place has been made or after a place has been taken up), advice will be obtained by Disability Services from the School, the University’s Occupational Health Service and appropriate external agencies to ensure every reasonable effort is made to support the student in taking up their offer on their chosen course at Queen’s. Following these discussions, staff from Disability Services and the School will offer to meet with the applicant to discuss the support available to enable them to make an informed judgement on the suitability of the course. In the exceptional and unlikely event where fitness to practise issues remain a concern or reasonable adjustments cannot be implemented, the University reserves the right to withdraw an offer or withdraw the student from their course.
The University recognises that the decision to disclose a disability or long term condition is a personal one, although it is recommended that applicants do so as early as possible to support the timely implementation of agreed reasonable adjustments. If a disability or long term condition is not disclosed until a later stage, the University will endeavour to make any adjustments required before the start of the course, but it may not be possible to have everything in place before this.
Applicants who wish to appeal a decision not to implement adjustments requested which prevent the applicant from taking up their offer of a place on a course may write to the Director of Academic and Student Affairs to request a review of the decision. For further information please refer to the University’s Student Disability Policy at: qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/disability.
If you need any advice about disclosing disability, or the arrangements which we can make, please contact: If you need any advice about disclosing disability, or the arrangements which we can make, please contact:
t: +44 (0)28 9097 5250