Our Inclusive Practice Policy [PDF] is relevant to you if:
- you have a disability or learning difficulty.
- you are currently in prison.
- you have a legally imposed travel restriction.
- you may have special examination requirements.
Definition of disability
In the UK, disability is defined as:
- a physical or mental impairment.
- the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
- the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least twelve months.
The disability definition includes:
- physical or mobility impairment, e.g. wheelchair users.
- visual impairment (the impairment cannot be corrected by using reading glasses) e.g. blind or partially sighted.
- hearing impairment.
- learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia.
- mental health difficulties.
- medical conditions, e.g. epilepsy, diabetes.
If you are not sure if you are covered by this definition, please contact us for advice.
Telling us about your disability and/or requirements
You have the opportunity to disclose a disability and/or any specific requirements you may need (such as special arrangements for exams or materials in alternative formats) on the Specific Access Requirements form when you apply.
You can also complete the Specific Access Requirements form [Word] or contact us to discuss your specific access requirements at any time during your student life cycle.
If you don’t tell us about your requirements early enough, we cannot always guarantee that arrangements will be made. It is important that we discuss these with you as soon as possible. You will also need to submit supporting medical evidence.
How to provide medical evidence
Any information you provide will be treated with sensitivity and in confidence.
How do we process data about students?
What can we offer?
We will advise you on the support available to you at the University of London, and make every reasonable effort to support you through your studies. The support we offer includes:
- Study materials in an alternative format
- Special examination arrangements
Depending on the course you are studying, your materials will be provided in print and/or online. If you require materials in an alternative format, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Special arrangements may be approved if you are unable to sit examinations under standard conditions. These are not designed to give you any advantage over anyone sitting exams under standard conditions.
Find out more about special exam arrangements