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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. You can contact the University Disability Advisory Service (DAS) if you are unsure if your condition qualifies you for support.

The DAS offers a wide range of support options for students with disabilities, and 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 DAS advisor will invite you for an interview to speak in detail about your individual situation and how you can best be supported.

The DAS also offers drop-in sessions for quick queries. This service is offered on a first come, first served basis, and should only be used for queries that are not expected to take more than 10 minutes.

1.00 pm – 2.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

1.00 pm – 4.00pm Thursdays

The Senior Tutor, Dr Jane Hoverd, has 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. The Academic Administrator, Thea Teasdale, can also be contacted to help with administrative matters related to long-term medical conditions and disability.

See also the Linacre Webpages about Physical health and Mental health