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Students with disabilities (including dyslexia and mental health issues)

The Institute of Cance Research welcomes applications from students with disabilities – which may include sensory impairment (visual/hearing), mobility or dexterity impairment, chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, HIV, epilepsy, asthma) or chronic pain/fatigue, mental health difficulties, specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia or dyspraxia), Aspergers Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, or any other condition which has a long-term and adverse effect on studying.

The ICR aims to offer as much appropriate assistance as possible to accommodate individual needs, and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that both the application procedure and the programme itself are organised and delivered to offer all students the opportunity to participate fully.

Applicants are encouraged to disclose any specific disability at the time of application (via the ‘Equal Opportunities’ forms), and let the Registry know if anything further can be done to make the application and selection process as accessible as possible. This helps the ICR to ensure that applicants’ specialist needs can be understood, and any obstacles minimised, throughout the application and admission process.

Once registered, the ICR can provide specific support to students with disabilities throughout their studies. Students are encouraged to disclose any disability from as early as possible, via the Registry. This will allow any special arrangements, for example regarding examinations, to be made.

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Disabilities Confidential support

Contact welfare and disability support

Neil Walford Diversity and Disability Advisor
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