Students: Disability

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th October 2014.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the support offered to potential university students with a disability to ensure that they are able to access support in undertaking their studies.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Discussions are underway with the higher education sector to ensure institutions are ready to meet their legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 in respect of the changes for 2015/16 and 2016/17. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is currently undertaking a review of provision and support for disabled students in higher education which will help to inform this.

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