Equality Act Training

Supporting Disabled Students - A Balanced Approach

This session which took place on 22 January 2018 has been lecture captured and is available to view below. The session was delivered by Pinsent Masons Solicitors for University staff.

Comments from attendees:

'The presentation provided clear and helpful advice'
'Really excellent training'
'Very useful session - would recommend'

The main focus of the session was to consider the implications of the Equality Act for HEIs - and in particular, the effective support of disabled students.

The presentation slides cover the following:

  • Why is suporting disabled students complex?
  • What is unlawful discrimination?
  • Are all disabilities protected? What is not protected?
  • The obligations for the University
  • Where and how can discrimination occur?
  • Reasonable adjustments and what to be aware of

Plus, a number of case studies:

  • Case study 1 - admissions
  • Case study 2 - fitness to practise
  • Case study 3 - assessments
  • Case study 4 - costs
  • Case study 5 - discipline


If you have any queries please email supsup@sheffield.ac.uk.