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The Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance – what does it mean for students, universities and libraries? [Ref. TG2/DSA]

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/01/2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
The British Medical Association

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The Disabled Students Allowance is an important means of financial support for disabled students in England and Wales. Changes to the DSA came into effect in September 2016, moving away from individual DSA grants towards institutionally funded support.

In this event, we discover the rationale behind these changes and how they have been implemented, from both a university’s and a student’s perspective. Librarians will explain how they have created and fostered inclusive learning environments and there will be an interactive group discussion designed to encourage you to think about how you and your institution’s library can support disabled students more. Please bring along ideas of your own or think about practice at your own institution, both good and bad.


Speakers

  • Sara Osman, Assistant Librarian (Access and Inclusion), University of the Arts London
  • Michele James, Accessibility Services Manager, University of Essex

Programme

13:00-13:25

 

Registration
13:25-13:30  Welcome
13:30 – 14:15
Disabled Students Allowances and the University’s duty to provide reasonable adjustments for disabled students
Michele James, Accessibility Services Manager
University of Essex
14:15 – 15:00 Inclusive libraries: what can we do?
Sara Osman, Assistant Librarian (Access & Inclusion)
University of the Arts, London
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 Two-Part discussion exercise:
Where are you now and where are you going?
16:00-16:15  Plenary and Close


Venue:

The British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, WC1H 9JP

Cost:

£80 for members and £120 for other institutions.

 

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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