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Studying in UK as a disabled student

2018

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A brief introduction is provided about being a person with disabilities and a student in the UK. Information is given on rights, University’s office for disabled students, adjustments and scholarships and loans.

Inclusive teaching and learning in higher education as a route to excellence

DISABLED STUDENTS SECTOR LEADERSHIP GROUP
LAYER, Geoff
January 2017

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The report encourages UK higher education providers (HEPs) to look at how they can support and offer the best environment for disabled students. It considers the requirement to provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the UK Equality Act 2010, and suggests actions to mitigate risks associated with that. It has been produced by the Disabled Student Sector Leadership Group, a sector-led group. 

DFE-00044-2017

Best Practice Guides for professional supporting autistic students in Higher education. Guide 1: Best practice for HEI managers and senior academics

FABRI, Marc
ANDREWS, Penny
PUKKI, Heta
March 2016

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This guide is for managers and senior academics at universities and higher education institutions, to provide with information and evidence to help develop policies and practices that will benefit autistic students and improve the student experience. It was developed from work in five European countries. It is one of three guides to help higher education professionals support autistic students.

Equal opportunities in higher education for students with disabilities : examples of good practice

HURST, Alan
TYNAN, Anne
Eds
2007

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"This best practice guide is designed to cover two important aspects relating to higher education and disability. These are accessibility of higher education and possibilities to lead an independent life by students with disabilities. Within each aspect, we have chosen topics that we believe to be important and in which we can share examples of good practice and propose further improvements. Each topic contains examples of good practice from each partner country, namely Germany, Poland and Slovenia. Examples of good practice are followed by proposals for further development and improvement"

Provision for students with disabilities in higher education

HEGARTY, Seamus
1999

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This report is the result of a survey of disabled students in 40 universities in different regions of the world. The survey covered number of disabled students, the support they receive, their environment, social activities, transition to adulthood and students' future plans

A new approach to improving education and training services for tertiary students with disabilities

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ,EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

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"This project sought to take an alternative view of disability service provision for the educational and learning needs of students in tertiary institutions. In looking at these issues, this project focused on the issue of flexibility within mainstream, on-campus educational and training programmes and drew a distinction between these and other learning programmes such as distance education and courses that are solely delivered electronically or on-line...This project report consists of four main sections. An Introduction including purpose, background and rationale, and structure. A review of the significant literature available on the issue of disability and education programme design and particularly the experience of students with disabilities. A report on a survey of teaching and disability staff’s views on FTL (Flexible teaching and learning) and disability. An outline of some practical resources for disability and teaching staff in the area of FTL that have eventuated from the project"

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