Disabled students make up over 30% of the total Writtle University College (WUC) student population. The institution works hard to provide an accessible and inclusive environment, where diversity is celebrated and disabled students are not disadvantaged by their disability. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service supports a diverse group of students. Our aim is to help you reach your full potential in your academic studies and have a full and enjoyable student experience at WUC.
Who do we support?
We support students who have a disability, specific learning difficulty, and/or long-term health condition. The term “disability” is wide and includes visible and invisible disabilities. According to the Equality Act (2010), disability can include the following:
- Neurodiverse students and Specific Learning Differences (e.g., dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD)
- Social communication and neurodiversity difficulties (e.g., Autistic Spectrum conditions, Asperger’s)
- Mental health difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression)
- D/deaf or hearing impairment
- Blind or visual impairment
- Physical or mobility difficulties including wheelchair users
- Unseen, long-term medical conditions such as cancer, HIV/Aids, epilepsy, diabetes
- Multiple disabilities
If you aren’t sure if you are covered by this definition but are experiencing difficulties, please contact us for advice.