If you have an impairment or condition that can make it difficult for you to undertake study-related tasks like sitting exams, reading, planning and writing assignments, attending classes and taking notes in them or delivering presentations, you should contact the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS). DDSS is a friendly and confidential service which provides support and advice to students with disabilities, with the aim to enable all students to access their studies and university services. You can contact them by calling 0114 222 1303, by emailing them, or by going to their website. DDSS advisors will help identify what support you require, and will pass relevant information about your learning support needs on to the department. Within the department, the Disability Liaison Officer, Dr Hannah Chang, is available if you would like to discuss any issues relating to the support which is being provided.
Some students with a disability may require additional support during examinations and DDSS advisors can liaise with the Exams Office to ensure that your needs are met. If you feel that your disability has affected your capacity to hand in course-work on time, you should contact the relevant colleague within the department and explain the circumstances, but please be aware that a registered disability does not automatically entitle you to extensions and each case will be considered individually.
The University is committed to respond effectively and appropriately to the additional support requirements of disabled students, and the University's equal opportunities policy indicates that all candidates should be treated equally, irrespective of any disability. Wherever possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to enable disabled students to undertake academic assessment on a fair and equal basis.