Information for students with disabilities

We welcome enquiries and applications from all students including students with dyslexia, chronic medical or mental health conditions, sensory impairments and mobility impairments.

We encourage you to disclose as early as possible any disability or condition to ensure that appropriate support is arranged. This could include physical access and evacuation, examination and study arrangements. Early disclosure is important. If you do not disclose at an early stage it may not be possible for us to make suitable provision.

Contact information

Irene Vezza is the Short Courses Advice and Guidance Manager and should be contacted in the first instance:

Email: irene.vezza@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 330 1823

You can also contact the University's Disability Service (DS) which is an advisory and support service available to all potential and enrolled students:

Email: disability@glasgow.ac.uk 
Tel: 0141 330 5497, fax 0141 330 4562

The Disability Services web pages outline the range of services available to disabled students.

Room suitability

Please email us at openstudies-disability@glasgow.ac.uk  as early as possible to make sure that the room in which your class is due to be held is suitable.

In case of emergencies

If you may need help leaving the building in an emergency please take note of the Refuge alert system in operation. In event of a fire/emergency students with mobility difficulties should make their way to the closest stairwell.

On arrival at the stairwell students should press the button which will alert Gateway Security, students will be asked for their location and to wait for advice and instructions.

More information can be found on our fire safety pages. 

Further information

For full details of support available for students taking accredited courses, including deadlines for examination support,  please refer to the relevant student handbook or email us at shortcourses@glasgow.ac.uk