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Disability Resource Centre


The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides a confidential and accessible service for disabled students and those staff supporting them.

The objectives of the DRC are to:

  • Provide advice & guidance for prospective & current disabled students to enable them to access a wide range of services, and to identify and remove barriers to equitable learning opportunities
  • Develop & implement support programmes for disabled students to ensure equal opportunity, access, & attainment allowing disabled students to achieve to the best of their abilities
  • Provide advice, guidance, and training for University and College staff in meeting the institution's duties to disabled students within the context of disability equality legislation
  • Developing and communicating policy, processes and guidance in relation to disabled students, accessibility, inclusive teaching and learning and universal design for learning

The DRC supports current and prospective disabled students, including those with:

  • Specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • Physical/mobility impairments (including people who are wheelchair users, Upper Limb Disorder - also known as RSI)
  • Sensory impairments (including hearing loss, visual impairment)
  • Mental health¬†conditions (including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder)
  • Long-standing illnesses/health conditions (including cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, diabetes, epilepsy)
  • Asperger syndrome and autism

Thank you so much. The support that you have given me has made me feel so positive about the future, despite my diagnosis.
First year undergraduate, 2014 Student Survey