Rights and responsibilities

What is discrimination?

The Equality Act places a legal obligation on higher education institutions, making it unlawful to discriminate against disabled students.

For further information about Direct Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination and Discrimination arising from disability please refer to the guidance produced by the Equality and Human rights Commission.

Discrimination is not only treating a student less favourably than another student for a reason related to their disability without justification, but also failing to make a reasonable adjustment. Please note, in line with the university's policy and procedures regarding reasonable adjustments and support for disabled students on clinical programmes, individual reasonable adjustment recommendations need to be agreed by the Departmental Disability Contact to ensure that they do not compromise competence standards.