At Pembroke we are committed to helping everyone get the best out of their university experience.
There is a huge amount of support available to students with disabilities, physical, sensory or invisible; specific learning difficulties; long-term health conditions; and mental health conditions, and there are dedicated staff members and students across the university who are committed to helping students to access this.
In College, the first port of call for disability related advice and support is Annette McCormack, the Academic Registrar. Annette can help organise study support on a college level, liaise with tutors regarding student's individual needs, and can handle applications to the university proctors for extra time in examinations. Annette can be found in the Academic Office in Old Quad, Staircase 5, or you can contact her by email: email@example.com.
If you are interested in joining any of our groups to support students with disabilities, we would love to hear from you.
The Disability Advisory Service provides support and a wide range of resources for disabled students at Oxford. The DAS can support students with sensory or mobility impairments, long-term physical or mental health conditions, specific learning difficulties or a social/communication difficulty. The extensive range of support includes free IT equipment and study technology, access to recorded lectures, adjustments to exam conditions, support with travel around Oxford and much more, so it is definitely worth getting in contact to see what is available.
n addition, there is also a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). If you fulfil the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 you will be eligible to receive the DSA. This allowance is paid on top of your student finance. It’s designed to help you cover any extra costs you may incur as a result of your disability and it doesn’t have to be repaid! Detailed information regarding eligibility and the application process can be found here.
Pembroke also has a reimbursement scheme whereby the JCR will reimburse students for any costs they may face when disclosing a disability and accessing support from the DAS (GPs forms, transport costs when travelling to and from assessments etc). Simply keep evidence of these expenses in the form of receipts or invoices and send them to the disabilities rep, or one of the welfare reps.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. The DAS also offers weekly drop in sessions between 1:30 and 2:30 every weekday during term if you want to find out more when you get here.