for students

Regent's University London recognises that bringing about equality for our disabled students may mean changing the way in which we operate, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support for a disabled student.

This is the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

The duty to make reasonable adjustments aims to make sure that, as far as is reasonable, a disabled student has the same opportunities at Regent's as a non-disabled student.

Examples of adjustments

  • Additional time in written examinations (this is usually 25% extra) and, if needed, students can be in a separate examination room;
  • Use of a university computer for written examinations;
  • Exam question papers provided on different coloured paper/ in large print;
  • Dyslexia marking guidelines (for written examinations and for coursework);
  • Audio recording of lectures (subject to data protection requirements, agreed in advance);
  • Extended loans in the library; 
  • Specialist software: Dragon Naturally Speaking (a speech to text program) can be made available to disabled students if needed.
  • Alternative forms of assessment: subject to appropriate supporting documentation. Agreement for any alternative format is needed with the Head of School or Programme Director at the start of the semester. The Examination Board must formally approval, to ensure that academic rigour is maintained.
  • When essential, occasional extensions for individual coursework (if agreed by the lecturer in advance).
  • Special allowance for a disability-related class absence, if the absence limit is exceeded (in agreement with the Head of School/Programme Director).

For those with a hearing impairment

Hearing induction loops are installed in the Tate Library, Main Reception and in several lecture rooms. A portable device can be made available in other rooms on request (available from the Media Services Department). Guidelines are available for academic staff on the assessment of deaf students.

For those with a visual impairment

JAWS computer program is installed in Tate Library. This enables visually impaired students to surf the net using an audio facility. Also in the library is the desktop Smartview Synergy video magnifier. This enables a user to look at books and magnify the text, as required. When required, a reader and an amanuensis (scribe) can be arranged for written examinations.

For those with specific learning difficulties

Inspiration (a mind mapping program) and TextHelp Read & Write Gold (a predictive and proof reading program) are available to all students. The Disability Officer provides a free screening service, by appointment, for students who suspect that they may have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. Occasional free one-to-one support with a qualified dyslexia tutor can be provided for students who are not eligible for Disabled Students Allowance. Support is always subject to availability. Subject to data protection regulations, we can loan minidisk recorders, if required, to audio record lectures.

Our Media Services Department can loan minidisk recorders, if required, to audio record lectures.

Library and IT support

Student Support Librarian

The University has a dedicated support librarian for students with disabilities. The librarian provides one-to-one support and guidance on accessing learning resources in alternative formats, the use of assistive technologies and help finding and utilising learning resources through the library.

IT Trainer

Disabled students can request a free one-to-one session with the University’s IT trainer, to learn how to use the assistive software programs available.

In this section

Disability Information
Student Disability Policy
Disability Access Statement
Funding for disabled students

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