Support for students with disabilities

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Students on award-bearing courses

Award-bearing courses include undergraduate and postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and masters’ and doctoral degrees.

  • You should register with the University's Disability Advisory Service (DAS)—ideally well before your course starts.
  • The DAS can offer you information and advice, and can draft a tailored support plan for you.
  • Our Departmental Disability Coordinator can help to implement your support plan.
  • Funding may be available to help with costs incurred as a disabled student.

Students on non-award-bearing courses

Non-award-bearing courses are typically tagged on this website as ‘Lecture series’, ‘Online’, ‘Short courses’, ‘Short intensive’, ‘Summer schools’, ‘Weekend’, or ‘Weekly’, and often as ‘Professional’. These courses do not lead directly to an Oxford University qualification.

  • You should inform us of your disability support needs when enrolling.
  • You are welcome to discuss your needs with our Departmental Disability Coordinator.
  • We will consider how your needs might be accommodated.
  • Please be aware that funding for disability support is extremely limited for students on non-award-bearing courses; however, we will make reasonable adjustments and provision where possible.

Accessible facilities and services

Teaching centres

Rewley House and Ewert House have hearing loops, access ramps and lifts. Special arrangements may be possible, such as providing course materials in large print or braille, or as coloured handouts. Some require a greater lead time (perhaps one to three months), so please tell us what you need in good time.

Accommodation

If you are staying at Rewley House please tell us on booking if you need a ground-floor bedroom or lift access.

One bedroom suite is adapted for people with mobility impairments, and this has an adjoining room for a carer.

Disabled parking

Wellington Square (for Rewley House) has two disabled parking bays (managed by Oxford City Council). Ewert House has several disabled parking spaces (managed by Ewert House Reception: email recewert@admin.ox.ac.uk, tel (01865) 280800).

Oxford colleges, departments, libraries etc

Please refer to the University Access Guide.

Useful links

University Disability Advisory Service: Provides information and advice on disability matters, and facilitates support.

Funding for disabilities support: Refers to the Disabled Students' Allowance (for UK undergraduate and postgraduate students) and to other sources of funding.

University Access Guide: Covers the University’s departments, colleges, libraries, museums, and sports and recreation facilities, and student services.

Contact us

Departmental Disability Coordinator (Rachel Kowalski): Email student.support@conted.ox.ac.uk; Tel (01865) 280355.