How and when should I declare a disability?​

How and when should I declare a disability?​

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students

​At Edinburgh Napier, we have a positive approach to supporting any student advising us of a disability, health condition or learning difficulty.

We encourage all applicants with additional support needs to contact us at an early stage. This will enable us to discuss your needs and make any necessary arrangements for you before you start your course.

In some instances (for example if you have a visual or hearing impairment or mobility difficulties), being able to put appropriate support and adjustments in place requires plenty of advance notice about your individual needs.

Very occasionally, we may have to suggest other options such as deferring entry, where we have not had sufficient notice and suitable support cannot be put in place in time.

Note: Sometimes applicants assume that if they had previous support for a disability or difficulty in school or college, that this information will be routinely shared with us – it is not!  Similarly, although you may tick a disability box on the UCAS form, this will not provide us with the specific information we may need in order to help you, so you do need to contact us and let us know about your individual support needs.

Learn about the support available to you on our Support page and let us know if you have a disability or an additional need by emailing​ or telephoning 0131 455 2914.

Please note: Our Advisers deal with different remits and may support courses run at specific campuses. We will let you know who your main point of contact will be after the initial contact with you.


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