Support at Ruskin


We know that each person's disability can affect them in different ways so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual.  We encourage all students with disabilities to contact us so that we can discuss meeting your individual needs. 

Support may include:

  • Advice regarding the support options available to you during your studies
  • Examination arrangements
  • Library support, including extended library loans
  • Liaison with your academic department
  • Advice on the process of applying for on-campus accommodation, if you have additional requirements
  • Signposting you to appropriate support
  • Arranging for learning materials to be produced in alternative formats.

Student disclosure and Confidentiality policy
Ruskin College welcomes disabled students and aims to ensure that, as far as possible, appropriate support is offered to meet their needs. The college complies with current equality legislation under which it has a duty not to discriminate against disabled students. The legislation requires us to make “reasonable adjustments” to our services so that disabled students are not placed at a “substantial disadvantage”.

Disclosing information before applying to the college
If you have a disability or Specific Learning Difficulty/dyslexia, you are strongly encouraged to make early direct contact with us before submitting your application, so that we can tell you what support is available at the college and discuss with you what reasonable adjustments you will require during your course of study. We can also help set up an information visit, if this is required. Knowing about your requirements in advance can also help us to prepare and arrange support in time for the start of your course. We would therefore encourage you to disclose your disability or Specific Learning Difficulty to us as soon as possible, as failure to do so may affect our ability to make certain adjustments that you may require.

How your information will be used
The information that you provide will be used to enable us to liaise with those colleagues who need to know about the support that you require, in order that this can be arranged to best serve your interests. Your data will not be disclosed for other purposes without your consent, except where there is a legal obligation to do so or where exceptional issues of personal safety arise. The information will be processed and held in the college administration systems and used for the administration of your academic related support and any other legitimate college purpose. In doing so, the college will observe at all times the data protection principles embodied in the Data Protection Act 1998.