It is important for us to know about your learning difficulties and/or access needs before you begin here at BGU, so we can make sure that you receive the best support possible throughout your studies.
During your application to us through UCAS, you will be given the opportunity via the application form to describe any difficulties or access needs you have. You can also use the Access Needs Notification Form that you’ll find in your induction pack from BGU (you can also find copies of this form at the bottom of this page). Once they receive this information, Student Advice will email you a questionnaire, which you can use to tell us more about your circumstances.
The information you provide on the questionnaire allows us to understand more about your needs and make preparations for your arrival at interview and/or the start of your course, so please return it to us as soon as you can.
Disabled Students’ Allowence
You are able apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and arrange a visit to your local Assessment Centre before your course begins. We can also provide funding to help meet the costs of diagnostic tests, which are sometimes necessary to support your application for a DSA. More information is available using the links above.
Information about your disability is treated as sensitive information under the Data Protection Act and will only be shared with relevant parties. If you advise us of a disability through the admissions procedure, the information will usually be available to the University Admissions Team, Accommodation Office (where applicable), your Programme Team and Student Advice in the first instance. This is so that an appropriate response can be made to ensure your needs are met during the admissions stage.
Once you are registered with the University, it is usually in your best interests for other staff to be aware of your circumstances, such as the Learning Development Team, or the Library. We will discuss your requirements with you in more detail and advise you about the benefits of informing other staff (and other third parties, where relevant).
If you wish to make a disclosure after Enrolment, we would encourage you to approach Student Advice. We will not pass information to anyone else if you do not want us to, but you will need to recognise that this could limit the overall level of support we can provide. Our confidentiality policy is only limited by situations where we are satisfied we have evidence you represent a substantial risk to yourself or others.
If you have any questions at any time during the application stage, please do not hesitate to contact Student Advice.