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Equal Opportunities - Occupational Therapy

Cardiff University is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities, including those relating to student recruitment, selection and admission. The University aims to establish an inclusive culture which welcomes and ensures equality of opportunity for applicants of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, religious or other beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds. This commitment forms part of the Equality and Diversity Policy.

The School of Healthcare Sciences demonstrates this commitment by:

  • Making admissions decisions solely on the basis of the criteria listed within this procedure
  • Ensuring all staff involved in selection decisions have received equality and diversity training
  • Providing a contact for prospective disabled students to discuss potential access needs

Disabilities and Specific Needs

Applications from candidates with specific needs or disabilities are welcomed. All such applicants are encouraged to contact the School of Healthcare Sciences Disability and Specific Needs Tutors (Gail Williams: WilliamsG2@cardiff.ac.uk) at an early stage in the application process so that disability related needs can be discussed and adjustments to the process made wherever these are reasonable. Documents, including the School’s prospectus, can be supplied in large print, on audio-tape or on disk, and can be printed on different coloured paper. The Disability and Specific Needs Tutor, working with the University’s Disability Advisers, is able to give information about course delivery and access to the physical environment relevant to potential applicants with specific needs. Informal visits can be arranged during which applicants are able to view accommodation and meet academic and student support staff.

Applicants to whom offers are made may be invited to an Open Afternoon. All such applicants are invited to notify the School of any disability-related or special needs that they, or an accompanying visitor, may have so that reasonable adjustments may be put in place. In addition, where a student has disclosed a disability on his or her UCAS form and has been made an offer, the University’s Disability and Dyslexia Service will contact the student to identify support needs and any adjustments which might reasonably be made to minimise any disadvantage arising from the student’s disability. All students have an opportunity to visit the University to meet with a disability adviser and specific needs tutor to discuss the requirements of the course and what arrangements might reasonably be made to minimise any academic disadvantage arising from the student’s disability.

These measures ensure that the School of Healthcare Sciences provide an admissions process that is accessible to all students, and, thereafter, an accessible curriculum for applicants with disabilities or specific needs to whom offers are made.

Further information about the University’s provision for disabled students is available from its Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Cardiff University is able to provide support to students with specific learning difficulties. Applicants invited for interview, will be asked to provide documentary evidence, normally in the form of an educational psychologists report. This report should describe the applicant’s situation and include specific recommendations for support. The report should include a one page summary, including a diagnosis and detailed recommendations as to support considered necessary. The educational psychologist’s report of an applicant who has been successful at interview will be assessed. The decision will then be made as to whether support can be provided to the applicant and whether the applicant can meet the demands of the programme and the professional requirements. Offers cannot be given until the educational psychologist’s report has been assessed.


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