What the Disability Advisory Service will do for you
- The Disability Advisory Service will help put your recommended support in place, but only after you have been in contact with us. We don't automatically put support arrangements in place, even for students who have declared their disability to the College as part of their UCAS/College application -- students must also make contact with the Disability Advisory Service. As an Imperial College student you are responsible for your own disability; the Disability Advisory Service is here to help wherever possible, but we will not act without your permission.
- Once you are enrolled at Imperial College, the Disability Advisory Service will not discuss your needs or your disability with your parents or carers, but will expect you to contact us yourself if you need our help.
- Once agreed with you, we can ensure that College staff who are directly involved with you and your learning experience are informed of your disability -- but only once we have your formal permission for us to do so. Your disability is never disclosed to other staff without your permission and we never disclose any information to other students. If you have concerns about confidentiality and disclosure, then you can discuss these with a disability advisor by making an appointment.
- If you have out of date evidence for your specific learning difficulty or autistic spectrum condition, then the Disability Advisory Service will be able to arrange a new assessment. The Disability Advisory Service cannot provide medical diagnostic assessments but can support you in obtaining appropriate evidence.
- The Disability Advisory Service can go through your evidence with you and discuss the findings. We will also advise you on how to arrange the support available to you and will help put any recommended support in place.
- We are able to help with applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and support you throughout the whole process, but we cannot apply on your behalf.
- The Disability Advisory Service can provide study skills or mentoring support for students where this is recommended in their diagnostic evidence, or in their Disabled Students' Allowance Assessment of Need report. This will not be subject-specific support and will not include a proof-reading service. Both study skills and mentoring support will help build the skills you need to make the most of your learning experience.