Our approach

We view disability as a diverse and complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between an individual and their environment.

We recognise that disability comes in many different forms—including physical, mental, learning or sensory forms of impairment—and is experienced differently by each individual. We also recognise that these barriers may hinder an individual's full participation in society on an equal basis with others.

The work we do aims to minimise disabling experiences at the University. On an individual basis, we do this by working in partnership with students, respecting their disability expertise and providing them with tailored advice, support and services to enable full participation.

We also work alongside University staff to create a fully inclusive learning and teaching environment. Our work includes raising disability awareness, providing advice and expertise on accessible built spaces, technological systems, inclusive lecture delivery, policies and practices.