- What is disclosing?
- Will disclosing automatically put my support in place?
- Ways of disclosing
- What happens to the information I disclose?
What is disclosing?
Disclosing is telling Imperial that you have an impairment or disability that meets the requirements of the Equality Act (2010). You can disclose at any point during your studies at Imperial. Disclosing does not mean you will be treated unfavourably or face discrimination. On the contrary, it enables us to ensure you are provided with the support that you are entitled during your time here.
Will disclosing automatically put my support in place?
Disclosing a disability or impairment will not lead to your support automatically being put in place. For this to happen, you first must make an appointment with a disability advisor. It is very important that you meet with one of our advisors to discuss your needs fully. Without this meeting, it is possible that you won't get any of the support to which you could be entitled.
Ways of disclosing
Disclosing as part of your UCAS application to Imperial
Disclosing to the Disability Advisory Service
You can disclose to the Disability Advisory Service by emailing us, by meeting with an advisor, or by sending us a copy of your evidence. However, we strongly recommend you make an appointment with an advisor to ensure any support or adjustments you may require are put in place.
Disclosing to your department
- contact us directly and make an appointment;
- ask your departmental disability officer to let us know.
Disclosing by updating your student record
You can disclose by updating your student record via My Imperial. Disclosing by this method will not lead to your support automatically being put in place. For this to happen, you first must make an appointment with a disability advisor.
Whichever method you choose to disclose, you must meet with a disability advisor in order to get the support and adjustments you require.
What happens to the information I disclose?
When you tell Imperial that you have a disability or impairment, you are in effect declaring that you may have support needs. However, you need to get in touch with the Disability Advisory Service separately in order to clarify what these needs might be and to ensure that appropriate support is put in place.