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Disabilities

At Pembroke we are committed to helping everyone get the best out of their university experience. 

 

There is a huge amount of support available to students with disabilities, physical, sensory or invisible; specific learning difficulties; long-term health conditions; and mental health conditions, and there are dedicated staff members and students across the university who are committed to helping students to access this.

 

In College, the first port of call for disability related advice and support is Jackie Lewis, the Academic Registrar. Jackie can help organise study support on a college level, liase with tutors regarding student's individual needs, and can handle applications to the university proctors for extra time in examinations. Jackie can be found in the Academic Office in Old Quad, Staircase 5, or you can contact her by email: jackie.lewis@pmb.ox.ac.uk

 

The Disability Advisory Service can assist students with organising disability related study support, such as note takers, arranged transport or peer supporters and can liase on behalf of students with college or university departments. They are also able to help students apply for the government funded Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). DSA is calculated based on individual needs, and once awarded can help pay for any equipment or medical helpers (etc) that your condition may require. The disability contact for Pembroke is Tim Jones, and he can be reached by email with any questions or if you wish to arrange an appointment: tim.jones@admin.ox.ac.uk

 

Information about the Disability Advisory Service can be found here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/shw/das/

 

Information on DSA can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview

 

Support for mental health is something that is taken very seriously and is widely available throughout the university. The university's Counselling Service is free of charge and available to all students who feel they may need extra support. Waiting times range from 9 - 12 days for individual appointments, and the service also runs group counselling and workshops, which are open to all. Information about contacting the Counselling Service can be found here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/shw/counselling/

 

The College Nurse is on hand every weekday for several hours (times should be pidged to you each term or can be found on the college intranet) and can be found in The Arnold Room, behind The Pichette Auditorium in the New Build. The Nurse can discuss confidentially any problems you may be having, provide advice and support, and can help sort out appointments with the college doctors or Counselling Service.

 

If you suffer from a mental health condition which is expected to, or has lasted for a year or more, you may be elibigle for DSA.

 

Furthermore, it is possible for students with disabilities who find going to or using the libraries difficult to contact the librarian directly and have books brought to you. 

 

If you are looking for more informal advice, want to raise any disability issues with the JCR, have any disability related questions, or want to discuss anything confidentially (all services provided with tea), you can get in touch with the JCR Disability Rep, Holly Roach. You can contact her via pidge, or by email: holly.roach@pmb.ox.ac.uk

 

The Disability Rep will also be in attendance at Welfare Teas, will organise speakers and events throughout the year, and voice any concerns students may have regarding disabilities through the JCR Committee.