Introducing the Disability Liaison Officer 

David ReidHello,

In case you are not aware I am the Disability Liaison Officer for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Each academic department has a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO). DLOs are intended to offer a useful additional source of help to students with disabilities or specific learning difficulties and can be contacted if you have a question or concern, particularly if it is related to departmental support or processes.

I work closely with the University of Sheffield's Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS). 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, then you are likely to be eligible for disability support. If this describes you, and you have not already done so, contact DDSS and make an appointment.

The DDSS provide tailored guidance on how teaching staff can best support students with disabilities and the DDSS send this information about individual students directly to the School of Nursing and Midwifery. However, it is the student's responsibility to speak to each of their unit leaders or teachers to make them aware he or she has a DDSS assessment.

One of my roles is to ensure that this guidance information about individual students received from DDSS is readily available to all members of teaching staff who might need to read it. Teaching staff will make adjustments, where reasonable, to their teaching activities in response to the guidance provided by DDSS.

If you have a question or concern relating to disability then please do contact me to arrange a meeting or feel free to ask me when you see me around the department.

I look forward to speaking with you.


Tel: 0114 222 2060