Reasonable Adjustment Plans

Reasonable Adjustment Plans (RAP) are something we can help put in place to ensure you have fair and equal access to your education. You’ll meet with a Disability Adviser to discuss what barriers may be present in your course so we can understand what support you might need. We’ll explore support strategies that may help enable you to access teaching, learning, assessments and other aspects such as placement or field trips.

Your RAP will detail reasonable adjustments and any difficulties you may have relating to your studies. It will be distributed to select University staff so that your course will be made more accessible to you and it will include advice for both yourself and University staff.

We understand that your disability may vary from time to time so the support you need may also change. Amendments can always be made to a RAP to ensure it meets your needs. We’ll also need to review your support if you start a new course.

Making an appointment

If you are a current student, you will need to complete a quick registration form. If you are a prospective student, please complete the prospective student registration form. We will also ask you to provide a copy of your medical evidence or Educational Psychologist Assessment. Find out more information about medical evidence we accept on our medical evidence webpage.

If you do not currently have medical evidence then please download our Medical Evidence Form (DOC 89KB). You can take this to a medical professional to complete and provide you with appropriate evidence.

You’ll then be invited to an appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss reasonable adjustments. Your RAP will be set up in this appointment and the Adviser will explain how to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (if appropriate) or alternative external funding.

You can book an appointment with askUS or by contacting us directly. We can also hold appointments via phone or through Microsoft Teams if you are unable to come into the University for an appointment.

Phone: +44 (0)161 295 0023 (option 1, option 2)
Registration form: Register with us

Practice Reasonable Adjustment Plan 

If you are a student with any additional needs, awaiting diagnostic assessment, or have a temporary condition that may impact on your placement settings, we can offer you a Practice Reasonable Adjustment Plan (PRAP). This can complement your existing academic focused Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) but is designed to meet your specific learning needs in both practice-based or work-based learning settings.  

You do not need to have an academic RAP to access this support, and it is not compulsory for you to have a PRAP if you do have any additional needs. These plans are designed to accommodate your specific requirements, so you can fully access all learning opportunities making working environments more inclusive and understanding of any specific needs you may have.  

The content of the PRAP is led by you. Your personal tutor and other professionals will work with you to identify areas you may need additional considerations in the workplace. 

Please speak to your personal tutor or our Disability Inclusion Service for more information and to discuss this offer further.