Students with special needs
The University is committed to full compliance with the aims of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. Once a student has been accepted for a course of study, the University accepts a responsibility to ensure appropriate provision for that student throughout his/her course. Students with disabilities can expect to be integrated into the normal University environment. They are encouraged and helped to be responsible for their own learning and so achieve their full academic potential.
Durham University Service for Students with Disabilities (DUSSD) aims to provide appropriate care and support for all Durham students with a disability, dyslexia, medical or mental health condition which significantly affects study. DUSSD can advise you and organise special academic facilities if you have a disability and need some help. They will try to provide whatever support is necessary to enable you to study effectively and to make full use of your opportunities at University. This help will be specific and appropriate to you and relevant to the courses you choose.
Special arrangements and facilities may well be required by disabled students when taking examinations. These might include extra reading time or a separate quiet room and are intended to minimise the effects of disability, which are often exacerbated by examination conditions. DUSSD organises all the requisite examination concessions for students with disabilities who have made themselves known to them and requested such concessions. DUSSD also makes recommendations to departments for students with disabilities who have regular support from the Service.
Our Department has many students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, hearing and other difficulties. The department is wheelchair accessible and has two lifts providing access to all laboratories.
For further advice, or to obtain a copy of the University's Disability Statement, please contact Durham University Service for Students with Disabilities (DUSSD), The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE, Tel: 0191 334 8115, Email: email@example.com.