Support for Students with Additional Needs
We will support any students with personal challenges to achieve their potential at Richmond.
Personal challenges could include a physical or sensory impairment, a medical or psychiatric condition or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia. In all cases, we will explore how personalising a student’s academic and extracurricular opportunities will help them to succeed.
Richmond endeavours to make all practical and reasonable adjustments to ensure students are able to fully participate in the University community.
What to do if I have additional needs?
If you are a student with a documented specific learning difficulty, mental health condition or physical disability you need to provide the Office of Student Affairs with the appropriate documentation concerning your additional needs at the point of admission to the University, or as soon as possible after enrolment.
For conditions diagnosed after enrolment, it’s important to make Student Affairs aware as soon as possible so that we can explore any help that can be offered.
The University will make all reasonable accommodations for students with additional needs, but you should make sure you report your requirements as soon as possible so that you can begin to benefit immediately from the adjustments we will make.
In particular, if you are a student with physical disabilities, we ask that you communicate with the Office of Student Affairs as soon as you can so that the Property Services department can make any physical adjustments possible to accommodate you.
All of your information will be kept securely within the University’s student records system, which has appropriate access protocols in place.
In addition to providing us with official medical or academic practitioner documentation to validate your individual arrangements, you must complete a Students with Additional Needs Form (see below).
Registry Services, Residence Life and Property Services all work together to ensure that students with mobility impairments have the required access they need to classroom space, residential areas and study space.
For questions or concerns about the University’s students with additional needs policy, please contact Allison Cole-Stutz, Vice-President of Student Affairs or Katherine Lytle, Student Affairs Coordinator.