Our approach to disability equality

Equal access to university life is a vital part of every student experience, and our team of Disability Inclusion staff are here to make sure it happens for you.

Edinburgh Napier University welcomes people with disabilities, long term health conditions and specific learning difficulties and is committed to providing students with positive support in all aspects of University life.

The Disability Inclusion team works actively with academic colleagues to build inclusive practice so teaching and assessments are accessible by design with less need for additional or alternative arrangements.

Our Disabled Student Engagement Worker is tasked with speaking with as many disabled students as possible to learn about what it is like to be a disabled student at Edinburgh Napier and how we can improve – both our team and the university as a whole.

At Edinburgh Napier University, we take account of all our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 (incorporating the provisions of the former Disability Discrimination Act) to achieve best practice in promoting disability equality wherever possible. We also welcome the strengthening of the law to outlaw discrimination because of the protected characteristic of disability within the Equality Act 2010, and will continue to build on the success we have had to date.

Our equality outcomes are reviewed annually; this provides an effective focus for helping to evaluate, develop and improve our support to all students (including disabled students), as well as meeting our equality and diversity objectives and outcomes.

Further information on the University’s current equality and diversity aims and related documents, can be found at the following link: Equality & Diversity Statements and Documents.

Contact us

If you have any suggestions about the support we provide for students, we would welcome your comments. Please contact the Disability & Inclusion team by email at disabilityandinclusion@napier.ac.uk.