Our jargonLearn about some of the jargon and different terms you might come across during the course of your University experience.
The specialist centre who will produce a needs assessment report as part of a student's Disabled Students' Allowance application.
Assistive software / technology
Disabled Students’ Allowance / DSA
Additional funding for eligible students to meet the additional costs you can face studying because of your disability. Find out more on our Disabled Students' Allowance page.
Duty of Care
Our responsibility to work with colleagues if we have a serious concern about a student's safety or wellbeing. The University’s Safeguarding Policy and Support guide (Word, 34 kB) explains more about the approach we take.
The rules governing how and why we can share your personal information and how we need to store it securely. Find out more on our GDPR page.
Learning Profile / LP
Your support plan, outlining the support we're looking for you, including help from lecturers in classes and arrangements for exams.
Mainstreaming reasonable adjustments
Our programme to take the most the support arrangements we offer lots of students routinely and make them available to everyone automatically. This means that students do not need to disclose a disability to get basic support.
Find out more about how this works on our Improving the disabled student experience page.
The lecturer responsible for a specific module. They do not necessarily teach on the module.
My Future is the system we use to schedule appointments. Please visit myfuture.napier.ac.uk to book an appointment with a member of the Disability Inclusion team.
Needs assessment report
The report compiled as part of your first DSA application that summarises the key challenges you face in your studies and recommendations of what your funding body should pay for.
Non-medical personal help / NMPH
Additional specialist support for eligible students, such as mental health mentors and study skills tutors.
Personal Development Tutor (PDT)
A lecturer assigned a small group of students as a point of contact for you if you need any general help or advice not specifically about your modules.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan / PEEP
A plan agreed with the university's health and safety team so we can be sure we can help you out of the building if there is an emergency, such as a fire alarm.
The lecturer responsible for a specific programme. They do not necessarily teach on the programme.
Our responsibility to work with colleagues if we have good reason to believe to be seriously concerned about a student's welfare and safety. The University’s Safeguarding Policy and Support guide (Word, 34 kB) explains more about the approach we take.
School Disability Contact / SDC
A member of teaching staff with additional responsibilities for helping colleagues and disabled students to ensure support arrangements are being implemented effectively.
You can view our contacts on the School Disability Contacts page.
Student Awards Agency Scotland / SAAS
Student Finance England / SFE
The funding organisation for students from England. Learn more on the Disabled Students' Allowance page.
Student Finance Northern Ireland / SFNI
The funding organisation for students from Northern Ireland. Learn more on the Disabled Students' Allowance page.
Student Finance Wales / SFW
The funding organisation for students from Wales. Learn more on the Disabled Students' Allowance page.
Specialist work to ensure students from all backgrounds have an equal chance to engage with their course and university life and reach their potential.