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Specialist staff on both the Chester and Warrington campuses support students in identifying the most appropriate solutions to potential barriers to learning. This includes students with disabilities, specific learning differences, long standing health conditions, mental health conditions, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and sensory impairments.

Disability and Inclusion want to ensure all students benefit fully from university life and achieve their learning potential. Specialist staff on both the Chester and Warrington campuses support students in identifying the most appropriate solutions to potential barriers to learning. This may include creation of an Inclusion Plan.

Areas of Provision

Our Disability Support Officers offer information, advice and guidance on a range of areas such as:

  •     Obtaining up to date supporting evidence
  •     Suitable university accommodation
  •     Exam arrangements
  •     Provision of Support Workers
  •     Specialist equipment loan
  •     Funding applications (Disabled Students Allowance, Financial Assistance Fund)
  •     Liaison with academic departments
  •     Accessible Parking

Our Specific Learning Difference (SpLD) staff offer:

  •     Information about the University of Chester’s identification process for specific learning differences such as dyslexia.
  •     Targeted specialist study skills tutorials and referral to an external agency for specialist 1-1 study skills once DSA is approved.
  •     Study Skills Seminars
  •     Access to our Facebook group where students and staff share study tips, resources and useful information

If you are not sure please contact us.

Contacting Us

When contacting Disability and Inclusion for further information - please include the following:

  •    Your name
  •     Your student number (if known)
  •     A contact telephone number
  •     Email address
  •     Your message
  •     Site details
  •     What campus you will be studying at

We are aware that students can be reluctant to disclose a disability because they fear that it might negatively affect their application or result in them being treated differently by the University.

Please be assured that this is not the case; it would be unlawful for a university to discriminate against any student based on their disability.

Confidentiality

Our service is confidential; however there are rare exceptions where confidentiality will not apply as we always act in the best interests of the student. For more information on confidentiality you can read our Privacy Statement.

 

Contact Information

Disability and Inclusion