Disability and Access
The University of Buckingham values each student as a unique individual and is keen to improve accessibility for disabled students.
What is an unfair barrier?
An unfair barrier could be:
For example, signage, furniture, lighting, and access to buildings.
For example, stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice.
For example, teaching practices, course materials, timescales and assessment methods.
We consider each student’s needs on a case-by-case basis to ensure that their disability is properly understood and that Reasonable Adjustments are as effective as possible.
Wherever reasonable, we will accommodate your disability-related needs at the point of service delivery. Therefore, you’re welcome to ask any of our staff for disability-related adjustments at any time before or during your studies.
If you prefer, you’re welcome to get in touch directly with the Inclusivity Adviser, Sarah McDonald, who can help the University to understand and accommodate your disability-related needs. The Inclusivity Adviser will only share the essential information that other areas of the University need in order to accommodate your needs.
The Inclusivity Adviser is also available to assist colleagues around the university who may need advice and guidance on how to support the needs of disabled students. If a staff member isn’t able to meet your needs right away, they can contact the Inclusivity Adviser for help.