Disability Resource Centre (DRC)

Supporting Disabled Students

The information on these pages is intended for staff supporting disabled students at the University of Cambridge. If you are looking for information about support for disabled staff at the University, please visit the Human Resources website Information for disabled applicants and members of staff.

The Disability Resource Centre, in collaboration with Colleges and Departments/Faculties, is committed to promoting best practice throughout the University, and to continually developing the provision of support for disabled students. This provision enables the University to meet its legal obligations to disabled students under the Equality Act (2010), which supercedes the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

Within this section you will find guidance and explanation on a number of effective strategies to support disabled students in general and also students with specific impairments.

In support of the Student Support Documents that are produced for each disabled student, these pages provide contextual information that may help to explain why students are recommended particular support, why it is of benefit to them and how these adjustments can be put into place. You will find information on particular disability categories in the Understanding the Effects of Impairments section. There are particular pages on: