Beyond the bare minimum – Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?
Disabled students now make up a significant part of the student population. In 2017, 13.2 per cent of students attending an English university or college reported having at least one disability.1 Disabled students contribute to a more diverse student body and bring a wider variety of views to the seminar room. Students and staff have campaigned for more inclusive practices on campus and against government reforms to their funding. Wider acceptance in society has broadened their opportunities for employment after graduation. Such contributions have made universities and colleges more accessible than ever before.
Date Published: 18th October 2019
Report Author/s: Office for Students
Organisation/s : Office for Students
Sector: Higher Education, Universities
Topic: Disabled Students at University
Type of Report: Briefing
Keywords: Access, Disability, Funidng, Law, participation, Social Model, Students, university
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