The Department's aim is to treat all students equally. Individual student needs are taken into account as far as is possible, providing necessary adaptations and assistance within the resources available.
Our central Oxford teaching centres are equipped with facilities that improve access for students with disabilities including:
- hearing loops
- access ramps
- large print notes
- notes in braille
The following provisions may also be possible:
- mentoring for students with mental health difficulties
- special examination provision for dyslexic students
The Department's courses are designed with part-time students in mind. Course regulations make it possible to be reasonably flexible in course-related matters that are affected by a disability e.g. if you are occasionally unable to attend a class because of your disability.
Please contact the Student Adviser who can discuss with you how the Department can help you get the most out of your course.
When applying for summer schools and other residential courses based in one of the older city centre colleges, prospective students with disabilities should always make preliminary enquiries of the course administrator, as the age and layout of these colleges often makes them user unfriendly.
Oxford, as an ancient city, tends to be difficult to navigate for students with disabilities. The number of ancient buildings, designed in an age less sensitive to issues of disability, makes access to much of the city centre difficult. However, the Department will do as much as it can to make study with the Department possible.
Support for students with disabilities
We are committed to offering advice and support to any student who has a disability or learning difficulty. You will be sent a disability disclosure form if your application is successful. You may wish to send the form in with your application, which is available to download below.
Please contact the Student Advisor if you have an questions about the support available.
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