Posted by on August 10, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Why register with the disability services team?

By declaring that you have a disability, medical condition, mental health or specific learning difficulty, you are helping the University to understand that you may need additional requirements in order to be able to fully access and engage with your degree.

Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP) what does this mean?

The PLSP is a document that outlines very clearly what your support requirements are in the different academic settings. By having a PLSP in place, you are helping to inform staff about your additional needs and requirements and it would help ensure your course is fully accessible.

If you haven’t got a PLSP and you think that you may need one, I would strongly advise that you speak to the Disability Services team. They work with students who have a disability, medical condition, mental health or specific learning difficulty to support them throughout their studies, they can go through the process of getting a PLSP in place with you.

Recently the Disability Services team has gained information that has showed that over the last couple of years that disabled students achievements are in line with the general student population. However it seems that disabled students are also being retained in greater numbers and less are dropping out- this is brilliant news becuase it shows that the adjustements being made by the Disability Services team and the Schools are enabling students to feel supported and suceed at their degrees.

Our Disability Advisors; Simon Rose & Sue JonesSue_Simon

Sue works with the Chemistry Courses– including Forensic and Analytical Sciences, and Simon works with the Biology, Food & Nutrition, and Pharmacy courses as well the PhD Researchers and the Science Foundation Year.

You can make contact with them by calling into Wellbeing and Disability Services reception desk in Student Central or via phone (01484 472227) or email ( )
Simon and Sue also come over to the School occasionally for Tea @ 3 with the Student Guidance Office so keep an eye out on the School’s Facebook Page or on this blog for further details nearer the time! (Not sure what Tea @ 3 is? Details available here  )

Contact details for The Disability Services:

Here’s a link to their webpages:

To register with Disability Services, please complete our registration form. If you require the registration form in a different format, please let us know.

If you need to contact us our email address is  and our telephone number is 01484 472227

Disability Services also have a drop in session each week day between 12-1pm during term time.

Library Services Disability Support

The Library  can arrange any practical help and support that you may need when using the Computing and Library Centre.

To contact the library team or arrange an appointment please get in touch:
• Email:

Disability Co-ordinators in the School

Chemical Sciences and Forensic Sciences
Karl Hemming
01484 472188

Biological Sciences
Richard Bingham
01484 472435

Nutrition and Health
Deborah Pufal
01484 472567

Foundation Science
Rob Allan
01484 473007

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr Farideh Javid
01484 472543

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