Deaf or hard of hearing students

Students' support needs are assessed on a case by case basis and adjustments are never made for you automatically. Support can sometimes take a while to arrange so it is very important to contact the Disability Service as early as possible. The Disability Advisor can assess your needs and arrange any relevant support so that it is in place for you when you start your studies.

We aim to organise the support you require in advance of you attending the University, so it is vital that you make contact with us as soon as possible.

Examples of the support we can provide include:

Hearing Dogs are welcome on campus

More detailed information about Support for deaf students.

Loop systems

The lecture theatres at our Edinburgh Campus are equipped with an infra-red induction loop system, and individual earphones or personal loops are available on request. Mini loop systems are available for tutorials and seminars.

Alerting systems

The University has a pager alerting system where deaf students will have their own pocket pager to alert them to the start of a fire.

A number of bedrooms are equipped with special alerting systems, i.e. flashing light or vibrating pillow linked to the fire alarm system and a flashing doorbell for visitors.

Specialist equipment and software

The newly refurbished library offers a range of computers with assistive software installed on them, different sizes of monitors and ergonomic kits (including keyboards and mice) for students to use on their own, in study groups or with friends.

Fire safety

Personal Care Plan (PCP) - for further information, contact Health and Safety Services

Key information

Disability Service

+44 (0) 131 451 3386