Students with Disabilities
The University of Cambridge welcomes applications from disabled students. Your application will be considered solely on the basis of academic merit.”
“Straightforward.” is how one current Peterhouse undergraduate described the process of getting the learning support they required. The university’s Disability Resource Centre (just opposite college) organises particular requirements and applications for grants such as the Disabled Student’s Allowance. The Disability Resource Centre will also co-ordinate with the college staff responsible for your teaching and wellbeing (such as your academic Director of Studies) to ensure that everyone understands your needs and can assist you in the most effective manner. All specific details will be explained in writing by the Disability Resource Centre and the college just before you begin your first term in Cambridge.
Peterhouse will fully support your requirements throughout the application process and during student life; just ensure to ask for what you need at the appropriate points of your application. For the thoughts of a previous student with physical disabilities who studied at Peterhouse, click here.
For more detailed information on either of these topics,
- Check out the resources available from the Cambridge Disability Resource Centre website above
- Look at the relevant section of the official Cambridge University website: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/support/disability/meet.html
- Email the member of Peterhouse’s student council responsible for equal opportunities, at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be more than happy to help!