Tuesday 12th December 2017
The event would be held a year on from the recent publication of the Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education report, and allow for the publication of HEFCE’s Review of models of support for disabled students, due to report in Summer 2017, and will be a chance for delegates to discuss progress made in embedding inclusivity and support for disabled students into teaching and learning.
Delegates will assess how the sector can implement whole-institutional approaches to disability support, from assistance with applications to university, to student accommodation, aid during lectures and exams (such as a scribe, use of technology etc.) as well as any other necessary provision throughout the student life-cycle to ensure student success and wellbeing. The event will consider how changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance in 2014/15 has affected the intake of disabled students, and discuss any potential barriers to institutions providing support, such as increased demand for services or reduction in funding, and how to overcome these challenges going forward.
Sessions will look at whether enough support is being provided to students with extra needs, drawing particularly from data included in the NSS and the NUS’ Ensuring the student voice is heard survey as well as how the forthcoming TEF will encourage institutions to re-consider or improve their approaches to disability student support in their teaching and learning strategies.