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Disclosing my disability

You can get extra support if you’re an applicant or student and you have disclosed any of the following disabilities:

  • Autism (this includes Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • mental health
  • sensory impairment
  • mobility difficulties
  • a medical condition such as epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • a heart condition
  • severe asthma

Library and Learning Services provides support to students with a specific learning difficulty – SpLD, such as Dyslexia.

How telling us about your disability can help you

Edge Hill University aims to offer a welcoming and inclusive environment to all, but you may have mixed feelings telling us about your disability or long-term health condition. Please be assured that the information you share with us helps the University to be proactive and anticipatory in order to make the reasonable adjustments you require.

Telling us early on will put you in control and help everyone to work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are in place for when you start. This will give you the best possible introduction to university life.

All sensitive information shared between a student and the University is protected in line with the Data Protection Act. Confidentiality is central to our work and the University will not share any information unless we have your written permission. However, in exceptional circumstances, we may be required to pass on information if there is/are:

  • An immediate and serious threat to personal safety or the safety of others
  • A legal requirement to disclose that information
  • Serious concerns about a student’s mental well being
  • Professional fitness to practise issues

The Inclusion Team is committed to delivering a professional and confidential service and we will work with you in relation to all aspects of your learning.

If you are unsure about what we can offer you or whether you would benefit from support, please contact us to discuss your needs in confidence.