Students new to the Disability Service need to follow a process to register.
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This includes providing evidence of your disability and meeting a Disability Adviser. Support arrangements, like extra time in exams, can only be put in place once this has happened.
Step 1: Complete the questionnaire and provide evidence
The Disability Service is keen to ensure that all students are supported appropriately on their chosen course. In order to do so, you are required to provide relevant information by:
- Completing the registration questionnaire
- Sending us evidence about your disability. When we have this from you, we will email you with an appointment confirmation
Step 2: First appointment with a Disability Adviser
This typically involves:
- Discussing the impact of your impairment or condition on your studies
- Identifying barriers and obstacles
- Agreeing the adjustments, equipment or support needed to overcome these barriers
- Identifying funding you are eligible for and helping you to apply
- Creating a Reasonable Adjustment Support Agreement (RASA) that sets out required adjustments and agreeing who it will be shared with at the university
With consent, Disability Advisers help to communicate your needs to other staff that need to know. This could include the academic department, Library, or Accommodation staff. This enables you to access adjustments, e.g. extended library loans and adjustments to assessments such as coursework.
Disability Advisers can also signpost you to other relevant support services at Goldsmiths and externally.