Supporting Disabled Students - New Report Published

03 Feb 2017

The Department for Education has published a new report which provides best practice guidance to help universities, colleges and independent higher education providers support their disabled students.

The report has been produced by the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group, which is a new sector-led group, supported by the Department for Education, and chaired by Professor Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton.

It encourages providers to look at how they can support and offer the best possible environment for disabled students to pursue their studies.

Universities Minister Jo Johnson said:

"I welcome this guidance from the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group, and would like to thank members of the group for their work. The guidance will support all higher education providers in expanding their inclusive teaching and learning practice, bringing benefit to them and their students.

This group is an excellent example of how the higher education sector can work together for the benefit of all students, supporting this government’s social mobility agenda - giving everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, the chance to study at higher levels of education."

This report complements the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which will put a renewed focus on teaching quality and encourage providers to ensure that students from all backgrounds, including disabled students are able to get the most out of their university experience.

LSBM is pleased to be a leader in both supporting our disabled students and staff members, through our membership of the Disability Confident scheme, and in raising teaching standards through participating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

You can learn more about ongoing initiatives at LSBM to develop our support services and teaching standards by clicking on the links below:

Disability Confident 

Teaching Excellence Framework

Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education report


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