University Policy on Disability
Queen's is committed to equality of opportunity for all students and will, therefore, strive to facilitate students with disabilities as an integral part of the Queen's community.
Please click the button below to view Queen's University's Student Disability Policy.
General principles of Disability Support Provision:
- Applications for admission from students with a disability or long term condition are assessed on the same basis as all other applicants. The main selection criteria for most programmes are academic background and qualifications.
- The University will aim to create an environment where students are comfortable in disclosing a disability or long term condition
- The University endorses the principles of inclusive curriculum for all students.
- Students with a disability or long term condition will have access to appropriate reasonable adjustments to enable them to participate in all aspects of university life.
- Following disclosure students are provided with the opportunity to discuss their individual requirements with an appropriate member of staff.
- Staff who are required to implement reasonable adjustments will have access to appropriate information.
- Members of staff will have access to training opportunities to enhance their awareness and confidence in meeting the needs of students with disabilities and long term conditions.
- The University will ensure that students who acquire a disability or long term condition during their time at University and disclose this will be provided with the opportunity to discuss their individual needs, with a view to arranging reasonable adjustments to enable them where possible to complete their course.
- Where reasonable, the University Estate will be accessible to all students and Personal Emergency Plans arranged to ensure a safe environment for students with a disability or long term condition.
Guidelines for staff marking the work of students with dyslexia can be found here.
- QUB Review of Note Taker Support July 2016
- Research Report: An Evaluation of the Impact of Non-Medical Helper Support (Summary Report)
- Research Report: An Evaluation of the Impact of Non-Medical Helper Support (Full Report)
- Guidelines for Academic Staff supporting students with Dyslexia
- Disability Legislation: Practical Guidelines for Academics
If you have a disability or additional needs due to a medical or other difficulty, we strongly recommend that you register with Disability Services as early as possible. Your information will only be shared with those who require it in order to make any adjustments necessary to enable you to participate in your course and the many opportunities Queen’s has to offer. This will only be done with your approval and your right to confidentiality will be respected at all times.