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Disabled Students

Disabled studentsYou 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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