Each registered disabled student is invited to meet with the Designated Disability Contacts (DDC), in private, to discuss any specific requirements they may have. All class lecturers and tutors routinely take steps to promote equality of access to all our classes and associated learning materials, and to our various modes of assessment – as outlined in section 3 of the department’s report on the accessibility of teaching (see link below).
The Department has two Designated Disability Contacts (DDCs)
For Undergraduate Students
Room 3.69, Curran Building
Phone: 0141 548 3689
For Postgraduate Students
Room 4.07, Curran Building
Phone: 0141 548 3709
However, students may find it helpful to meet with the DDC to discuss any concerns or additional specific requirements they may have. It also is an opportunity for students who are not registered as disabled, but feel they might benefit from a discussion, to arrange a private meeting with the DDC.
The DDC ensures that teaching staff are aware of any specific requirements in their classes beyond the provisions that are now routine in the department. The DDCs also liaise with the University's Disability Service, and take steps to ensure staff are aware of what the service provides, and what the relevant legislation is.
The department recently undertook a comprehensive review of accessibility of teaching for disabled students. The report can be accessed at Teachability Report
The report outlines what we are currently doing to make our teaching accessible to all students. The report includes feedback from disabled students. The comments are generally positive but we are always seeking to improve. For example, a comment that occasionally some lecturers are not receptive to lectures being audio taped led to us adopting a clear departmental policy of permitting students to audio tape lectures (strictly for private use only) See section 6 of the report for details. Feedback from disabled students helps us to do things better.
If you have any comments on any of our classes please contact the relevant DDC (see top of page), or one of the department’s disability officers - John Capstaff for undergraduate Finance , John Dunn for undergraduate Accounting, or Dick Davies for MSc students.
You can also communicate your views to the department through the staff-student committee which meets at least once each semester.