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Welcome/Orientation meeting for disabled students

2014 Disability Orientation dates/times will be updated no later than August 2014

Students with long-term medical conditions and specific learning differences such as dyslexia and other forms of neurodiversity are warmly invited to a Welcome/Orientation Day. 

You are covered by the Equality Act 2010 if you have a 'condition' which has or will last more than a year, and substantially impacts on your day to day life (this does include dyslexia). The LSE, like all other universities, has a responsibility to promote disability equality under the Equality Act. You are protected by the Equality Act if you experience (for example) long-term medical conditions, sensory impairment, Asperger syndrome, mental health issues, dyslexia, dyspraxia (and other forms of Neurodiversity), epilepsy, ADD or physical impairment. The Disability and Well-being Service staff work alongside others throughout the LSE to promote disability equality and to ensure that you receive appropriate advice and practical assistance.

There will also be opportunities for you to:

  • Get to know current disabled students, including SU representatives.
  • Hear about LSE Circles Network and the Speakers’ Bureau.
  • Sign up for orientation programme activities.
  • Join tours of the library and orientations to their systems.
  • Find out about how to access the Disabled Student Allowance (if you are a UK student).
  • Play with some assistive technology.

The atmosphere will be informal and you are free to drop in and out during the day, depending on your other commitments.

Please let us know if you expect to come, so we can order lunch for you.

If you have any access requirements in order to attend (e.g. British Sign Language), please contact Sue Haines, email: disability-dyslexia@lse.ac.uk| or telephone: 0207 955 7767.

For more information about Disability and Well-being Service, please visit the Disability Website|.

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