You can contact the Higher York Access Centre (HYAC) to hold an
initial discussion with the Access Centre advisers about
applying to Higher Education.
Disabled students can inform and prepare
their access into Higher Education with appropriate and current
information, advice and guidance. This covers many aspects of
smoothing transition into university life; from study skills,
finance, learning support, access and accommodation. The Access
Centre staff can advise potential applicants regarding the
Disabled Students Allowance application
process and with carrying out a Needs Assessment.
Located within the University’s Flexible
Learning Team HYAC aspires to be nationally recognised for opening
up higher education to more people. HYAC’s vision is to be
nationally recognised for enhancing ‘universally inclusive’ higher
education practices with learners and practitioners. HYAC's
strategic principles include : transforming individuals and higher
education practices through partnership, exceeding national
standards for disability assessment, and enhancing recognition of
our expertise in inclusivity issues.
Are there barriers to you entering Higher Education?
If you are a potential applicant, or someone who supports an
individual who is considering entering Higher Education in the
future yet faces barriers there is information, advice
and guidance as well as people available to help you.
Undertaking Higher Education is the beginning of a life
informing journey where there are opportunities to consider
and skills, knowledge and experience to gain.
Begin by finding out what is on offer at the University, what
skills you need and what you are interested in studying. You
may want to look at what employment options that degree leads
onto, what resources and time is required to
study, what it will cost, how you apply, and what
you can apply for.
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