Reasonable Adjustments: learnings from the High Court Judgment

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The High Court recently made a judgment in the appeal by Bristol University, agreeing with the finding by the County Court that the university failed to make reasonable adjustments for a student suffering severe social anxiety and depression. In doing so, the courts found that there was a breach of the Equality Act 2010.

In this session, representatives from IHE Partner Shakespeare Martineau will go through the complexities of the court judgments, and how that applies in practice for higher education providers. 

We will consider some of the questions that members have been asking, such as:

  • How to understand the differences between competencies, learning outcomes, and professional standards for the purposes of reasonable adjustments. 
  • What needs to happen if a disability declaration is made to a member of a team who has no responsibility for dealing with referrals? 
  • What is the definition of ‘reasonable’ adjustments for institutions that do not have access to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) for all, or some, of their students?

This session is essential for those working in student support, student success, quality assurance, and those with pastoral advising roles.

Booking information:

This is a free session for Independent Higher Education members, and for non-members by invitation only.

Please note that if the event becomes fully booked we may have to allow only one representative per member organisation to attend. There is a waitlist in place.

To book your ticket please click on the registration link and enter your institution's membership number when prompted to ENTER CODE. You will then be sent a confirmation email.

As an independent organisation, it remains with IHE to make the final decision on whether an individual or particular organisation can attend an event organised by IHE.

If you need any help finding your membership number or have further queries, please email: [email protected].

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