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How we can help you with your application to study at Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths University welcomes applications from disabled students, which includes those with specific learning difficulties and long-term health conditions and is committed to a policy which allows, as far as possible, for equality of opportunity and access to higher and further education.

No discrimination on account of disability shall be shown against any person in determining whether or not they shall be admitted to the University and Goldsmiths recognises the need, under the terms of the Equalities Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments throughout the admissions process to accommodate the needs of any applicant who has declared a disability. 

Adjustments we can make

Applicants will be provided the opportunity throughout the admissions process to request reasonable adjustments, which can include, but are not limited to

  • Additional time in admissions tests
  • The provision of a BSL interpreter at interview
  • Extra consideration of factors that may have impacted upon prior academic performance

Goldsmiths welcomes visits from its applicants and encourages disabled applicants to contact the Disability Team at the earliest opportunity to discuss any requirements in more detail.  You can contact us via the Student Centre or fill in our online form to tell us about your disability.

Examples of adjustments

Deaf person

Activity: Interview

Adjustment: British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter

How to request: Email disability (@gold.ac.uk) as soon as your interview or test is offered. Please give date, time and location of the interview or test.

Hearing impaired

Activity: Interview

Adjustement: Ensure room is well lit. Interviewers to speak clearly.

How to request: Email your requirements to admissions (@gold.ac.uk).

Visual impairment

Activity: Test

Adjustment: Large print or electronic version of test. Applicant to use own lap top if software required.

How to request: Email disability (@gold.ac.uk) as soon as your interview or test is offered. Please give date, time and location of the interview or test.

Autism / Aspergers

Activity: Interview

Adjustment: Interviewers should expect direct answers to questions. Allow for additional follow up questions. Interviewers should use direct language.

How to request: Email your requirements to admissions (@gold.ac.uk).

 

Mobility / wheelchair user

Activity: Interview / Test

Adjustment: Interviewers to ensure location is accessible. Applicant may need car parking space.

How to request: Book a car park space via Goldsmiths security office - Book parking via security i.selway (@gold.ac.uk)

Dyslexia or other SpLD

Activity: Test

Adjustment: 25% additional time

How to request: Email your requirements to admissions (@gold.ac.uk)

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