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Disability service

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We are here to help ensure that you get the most from your experience in an inclusive learning environment.

We are happy to discuss individual needs at any stage of your application or during your studies and if you have any difficulty in accessing the information you require then please contact us.

We are able to offer a wide range of reasonable adjustments for those with dyslexia, medical conditions, mental health difficulties and other disabilities. Our team also assists with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) and can provide dyslexia screening.

We give placement paperwork to students registered with us as a basis for disclosure and discussion with the appropriate course team members. The most appropriate placements can then be planned and information shared with the placement team. We can also provide careers advice to disabled students.

Our team also provides reasonable adjustments for those with temporary disabilities including injuries like broken arms and legs which have an effect on your ability to study.

Registration and disclosure
If you have a disability, it is essential that you register with us so that you get the reasonable adjustments to which you are entitled.

You can contact us using the details below to register with us. At your registration meeting we will discuss your disability and the reasonable adjustments required. Please bring disability evidence to our meeting in the form of a GP letter or equivalent. Please remember that once you have registered with us we continue to offer advice and guidance throughout your studies.

We use a disclosure agreement to ensure that information is shared with the right people to provide you with the reasonable adjustments. At your first meeting with us you will be asked to give your consent to enable us to share relevant information with others.

We only contact others on a need to know basis and we will normally be acting on your behalf, for example liaising with your school or with external funding bodies. Students who undertake placements on their course will have disclosure paperwork as a basis for the discussion with the placement team.

We will always uphold your wishes in terms of disclosure, however if at any time we consider you to be at risk we reserve the right to contact the emergency/medical services.

If you have any concerns regarding the level of disclosure please contact your student adviser.

Contact us
We have offices at both campuses, please see the details below for opening times, feel free to phone us on 01494 605 049 or email the Disability Service Manager, Maureen O'Brien, disability.service@bucks.ac.uk

High Wycombe Campus
Our office is N.11 in the North Wing on the first floor, above the Students’ Union, you can visit us on Monday to Thursday from 9am - 5pm or Friday 9am - 4.30pm.

Uxbridge Campus     
Our Uxbridge help desk is on floor two and the team can assist with general advice and can help you to arrange an appointment with one of our advisers. Student Advisers are available on Fridays, by appointment, between 9am - 4.30pm, and on Mondays, by appointment between 11am-2pm.
 
Vacations
During vacation times our opening hours may vary, please phone first for confirmation.