UCL is committed to supporting disabled staff and students and to ensuring our return to campus is done in an inclusive way.
Your Department will speak with you before you return to campus about our updated accessible guides and reasonable adjustments guidance.
Information for disabled students and staff
Sunflower lanyard scheme
The sunflower lanyard scheme is a new initiative that is being introduced to support staff and students with hidden disabilities as part UCL's return to working on campus.
Not all disabilities are immediately obvious, such as learning difficulties and mental health conditions, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments. Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard discreetly indicates to people around you that you may need additional support or a little more time. Lanyards will be available from security operation and from student support services if you wish to use one.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans
If you have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) this will need to be reviewed ahead of any return to campus.
If you are returning to a different building to the one you would usually frequent please use the accessible guides to gain an understanding of the accessibility of the building you will be in.
Information for disabled students
UCL students still have access to plenty of support during this period of remote learning, teaching and assessment. Prolonged periods of self-isolation and social distancing can be hard, but remember that support is available.
- Student Support and Wellbeing continue to support students who may be experiencing barriers to remote learning and assessment. To discuss disabled student support, please request an appointment via askUCL.
- The Digital Accessibility Hub are also available to offer remote support in relation to accessing and using assistive technologies to support remote learning as a disabled student.
- UCL Accommodation services are supporting students through the pandemic and will continue to support students going forward. If your query is not answered on their pages or on the FAQs section then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.