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Long-term medical conditions, Disability

In the UK, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.  If you have a condition that makes it difficult for you to study or carry out day-to-day activities, you may qualify for support from Linacre and from the University.  Not sure whether your condition qualifies as a disability?  Watch the video, and contact Dr Catherine Walter if you would like a chat about this.

The University Disability Advisory Service (DAS) offers a wide range of support options for students with disabilities.  The DAS can also support you in any requests for special arrangements for study or examinations.  If you have a disability, you are strongly advised to register with the DAS early on in your course.  Registering with the DAS will ensure that all reasonable adjustments can be made for your disability, in Linacre and in the wider university.  A specialist advisor will invite you for an interview to speak in detail about your individual situation and how you can best be supported.

Associate Dean Dr Catherine Walter has long experience of working with students who have long-term medical conditions or disabilities.  She will be happy to speak with you confidentially about your disability.

See also the Linacre Webpages about Physical health and Mental health