UCL Computer Science


Disability Support

At UCL we provide support for all disabled staff and students who meet the Equality Act (2010) criteria. ‘Disability’ under the Equality Act 2010 implies having a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on one’s ability to do activities of daily living. 

There is a wide range of support and adjustments that the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team can provide for students and staff with disability in UCL. This does not include conditions that fall outside the Equality Act (2010) definition of a disability. 

Aims and objectives

The new Computer Science EDI Disability sub-committee is working in the department to identify areas where support and inclusion for disabled people can be improved, and to establish priority areas to tackle first. We will be surveying department staff and students to identify priority areas for action and working with the Faculty of Engineering to establish best practice in these areas.

Support for students

UCL welcomes applications from disabled students. Our aim is to promote and implement an inclusive learning and teaching environment, allowing students to study as independently as possible during their time at UCL. Further information on support available for students can be found at the following links:

Support for Staff

Support for disabled staff includes but is not limited to, funding provision towards adjustments such as training, additional travel costs, support or equipment that would be above and beyond what is reasonable for an employer to supply. Here are some useful links for further details:

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Digital Accessibility Hub

The Digital Accessibility Hub is a dedicated IT workroom that provides improved access for students with disabilities and long-term medical conditions

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Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world