Welcome to the University's Disability Services webpages. Disability Services is a team within Student Support Services.
'Disability' is a term which encompasses diversity. Hearing and visual impairments, mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Differences such as dyslexia, mobility impairments, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and 'unseen' disabilities such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, for example, all come under this broad term.
We encourage existing students and applicants to declare any disability or learning difference and contact us in advance to discuss their support requirements to enable us to make reasonable adjustments for the duration of their studies. The University of Warwick and Disability Services are committed to equality, diversity and to promoting an inclusive teaching and learning environment for all.
Information provided to Disability Services is held in confidence. However, in order to enable the University to make any reasonable adjustments required to support you in your studies, we ask that you allow us to share information with the individuals and organisations (personal tutor, lecturers, funding bodies, Assessment Centres, accommodation staff, for example) who would need to know in order for support to be arranged. Your written agreement to this will be requested.
Disability Services also provide guidance to staff supporting students on matters related to disabilities and Specific Learning Differences. Guidance for staff can also be obtained from the Learning and Development Centre.
Please note that disability matters relating to staff should be referred to Human Resources. Additional information about staff disability related issues can be found at the University's Equality and Diversity webpages.
For further information and advice about student disability support contact:
Ground floor, University House
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 8UW
Telephone: +44 (0)24 76150641
Dyslexia Awareness Week 3rd - 9th November 2014
Disability Services will be holding two informal staff drop in sessions for people to find out more about Dyslexia:
Monday 3rd November 12.00-14.00 in the Library, first floor
Wednesday 5th November 12.00-14.00 in Disability Services, ground floor of University House