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Our inclusive community

Supporting disabled students and staff

We are committed to taking positive steps to ensure that disabled people, including those living with mental ill-health, can play a full and equal part in study and work.

Accessibility on campus

We are dedicated to investing in our buildings and amenities in a way that works for everyone. We work with AccessAble to create access guides and we welcome assistance dogs on campus.

Library Accessibility Support Service

The Accessibility Support Service is here to support you, as a student or staff member, with making your learning, teaching and research resources accessible to you and others with visual, physical or learning disabilities.

Accessibility Support Service

Events access and inclusivity

At York St John University we are committed to making our events as welcoming and inclusive for as many people as possible.

Events access and inclusivity

Support for disabled students

If you have a disability, long term health condition, mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty (SpLD), then additional support is available to you.

Disability support and inclusion

Support for disabled staff

Find out about our support for staff in the drop-down menu.

We are a 'Disability Confident' employer. In accordance with this scheme we guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare in their application that they have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Disabled applicants are invited to discuss their application or request assistance at any point during the recruitment process.

Please email

Jobs at York St John

We provide up to 1 week of paid disability leave (of normal contracted hours) per year. This may be required for purposes such as assessment or treatment for disability, or servicing of disability aids or equipment.

Supporting Disabled Staff Policy and Procedure (PDF, 0.2MB)

Special Leave - Guidance note (PDF, 0.1MB)

We provide support and advice to ensure your safety whether you work on campus, or remotely.  We can arrange personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) and ask all staff to complete a workplace self-assessment.

Health and safety

The Disabled Staff Network provides a place where people living with disability or health issues come together, to increase our voice and visibility and help the University be an enabling environment for all. 

The Neurodivergent Staff Network offers a space for staff who are, or suspect they might be, neurodivergent.

Staff networks (intranet)

If you're disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that means you require additional support or equipment to do your job, you may be able to apply for Access to Work funding.


You can access the Employee Assistance Programme. if you need advice about talking to your manager about disability or adjustments.

Employee Assistance Programme (intranet)