Students with Disabilities

Oriel welcomes applications from students with disabilities, and these applications are viewed on exactly the same academic grounds as those from other candidates.

It is strongly recommended by the University that prospective applicants arrange to visit the college and department of their choice to explore facilities and discuss specific needs. Students are advised to contact the University Disability Office staff about arranging a study-related needs assessment and for advice on grants such as the LA Disabled Students' Allowances. Oriel also has a Bursary for which priority is given to disabled students, kindly granted by Dr Anthony Roe, a former Oriel student.

The College is committed to making arrangements, wherever possible, to enable students with disabilities to participate fully in student life. The JCR has a disabilities representative who takes an active role in encouraging the College to improve facilities. There is accommodation available for students with mobility difficulties, including some specifically designed rooms. Some of the historic buildings on the main site may cause problems for students with serious mobility difficulties. For detailed information about access to the College, please visit the Access Guide. The College's Hall and Harris Lecture Theatre have an Induction Hearing Loop system in place.

Disability Contacts

Professor Annette Volfing is the College's Disability Lead, but any enquiries should go to Megan Roper, the College's Disability Coordinator, in the first instance.