Guidance on Making Reasonable Adjustments
for Students and Staff
Professor Nick Foskett, University Diversity Champion,
Dean of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences.
I would like to highly recommend this guide to you. Providing reasonable adjustment for our
students and our staff is an essential part of ensuring we are accessible to all. Ensuring reasonable
adjustments for students and staff is set out in law, as described below, I would however like to
emphasise that this is good practice in any case and something we are committed to as a university.
As we widen participation and respond to changing demographics, understanding and providing
reasonable adjustments will underpin our ability to remain a top university with high aspirations for
This guide is substantive but allows individuals to navigate around it so you can find the
information you need. I hope you will make best use of the information contained here.
The purpose of this guide is to offer advice, guidance and support to staff and managers in
determining and agreeing reasonable adjustments for disabled students and staff. It is intended as
a practical tool to identify the range of issues disabled people face and the kind of support the