Disability support

The Disability Advice and Support (DAS) service supports students with a wide range of physical and sensory disabilities, medical conditions and specific learning differences (SpLD). This includes helping students apply for funding to access support, for example:

  • Human support, such as providing a note taker for teaching sessions
  • Digital voice recorder
  • Specialist study tutor to help improve and plan the structure of essays
  • IT software

Each faculty has a disability officer whose role is to help you access disability support and ensure that you are getting appropriate assistance during your studies. The faculty disability officer (FDO) provides information, advice and guidance to academic colleagues to ensure that they are aware of the relevant learning and teaching support recommendations for disabled students.

If you had a learner support arrangements meeting when you applied to DMU, then you may already have met your FDO, if not then a list of current FDOs is below:  

Art, Design and Humanities
Donna Neal/Hayley Coles 
T: +44 (0)116 257 7003/7621 
E: ADHdisability@dmu.ac.uk 

Business and Law
Sarah Stirk/Joanna White
T: +44 (0)116 257 7752/7264
E: BALdisability@dmu.ac.uk

Health and Life Sciences
Elliot Juby/Amanda Goodliffe
T: +44 (0)116 257 7884 
E: HLSdisabilitysupport@dmu.ac.uk

Teerth Ruprai/Amanda Goodliffe 
T: +44 (0)116 250 6450 
E: FOTDisability@dmu.ac.uk 

The FDOs inform your course team of the faculty support recommendations in your needs assessment report so they can support you on your course.

Some examples of faculty support include:

  • Providing you with copies of slides from lectures
  • Arranging for you to have your recommended individual arrangements for in class/phase tests

Libraries and Learning Services

Alongside the support provided to students with disabilities by DAS, the Libraries and Learning Service also has a disability support team who are available to provide assistance to users with a disability, a specific learning difference, such as dyslexia, or medical condition that affects their ability to study. 

The services provided by the support team includes:

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders
  • Ramp access to Kimberlin Library
  • Automatic doors
  • Extended loans from the library
  • Provision of assistive technologies
  • Access to a series of useful leaflets and guides
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