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1 Christine A Buchanan Dean of Students Annette Davidson Disability Manager RGU Student Services Disability and Dyslexia Service

2 You can find us at the... or visit www.rgu.ac.uk/disability e-mail: disability@rgu.ac.uk@rgu.ac.uk RGU Student Services Disability and Dyslexia Service, Lower Ground, Student Services Building, Garthdee InfoZone at St Andrew Street, City Centre (Tuesday a.m.)

3 Disability and Dyslexia Service The service exists to advance an equal and accessible learning environment Support individuals with physical and sensory impairments, health conditions, dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties Short or long term support needs RGU Student Services

4 Admissions Issues re Disabled Students The Law – it is unlawful to discriminate:- In the arrangements made for determining admissions In the terms on which it offers to admit the disabled person to the institution By refusing or deliberately omitting to accept an application for his or her admission to the institution RGU Student Services Disability and Dyslexia Service

5 Admissions in practice Ensure that the application process is accessible – e.g. alternatives to written forms, interviewing, tests Can adjustments be made to the admissions criteria? Look at each individual case on its merits Work with the Disability & Dyslexia Service to look at alternatives RGU Student Services Disability and Dyslexia Service

6 Things to consider Look at entry criteria to identify potential barriers Look at interview practice – are there barriers, can these be avoided? Advertise the possibility of adjustments Encourage disclosure Be clear about competence standards and what they mean in practice RGU Student Services Disability and Dyslexia Service

7 Contact us Telephone 01224 262103 E-mail – disability@rgu.ac.ukdisability@rgu.ac.uk www.rgu.ac.uk/dds RGU Student Services Disability and Dyslexia Service


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