UCL Department of Geography


Disability and Neurodiversity Network

We believe that everyone should have equal access to high-quality geography education, regardless of disability or neurodiversity. The UCL Geography Department is proud to support this network.

Geography being a desk, field and lab-based discipline can lead to many challenges for disabled and neurodiverse students and staff to navigate. And it is our responsibility as a Department to ensure that students and staff are not disadvantaged in undertaking their studies or day-to-day job.

The Inclusive Curriculum Project set up by the Geography Discipline Network hosts a wide range of guidelines and case studies for students studying geography, earth and environmental studies. 

UCL Guidance on Disabilities

Read comprehensive information and guidance on disabilities from UCL.

Disability and Equality at UCL


Enable@UCL is a staff network open to any disabled person working at UCL, as well as any non-disabled person interested in promoting disability equality at UCL.


Neurodiversity Support

Up to 25% of people exhibit some form of neurodivergence, including dyslexia and dyspraxia, ADHD, and people with autism, including Asperger's syndrome. If you would like more information, UCL has a Neurodivergent Staff Network. If you are uncertain about what constitutes Neurodiversity, this is a good guide.

As part of Disability History Month, the Geography network hosted an online event on 29th November 2021 on neurodiversity and the resources that UCL can offer. The talk was given by Louise Grimmett, the Student Support and Wellbeing Manager, and the recording can be accessed here: SHS Neurodiversity talk by Louise Grimmett.

Support and Contacts

Student Disability Services support students with a range of impairments, long and short-term conditions and difficulties. General enquiries can be addressed to disability@ucl.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7679 0100.

You can also contact the head of Student Disability Services Venitia Stoby directly. UCL Student Disability Services operate a drop-in service, Monday to Friday. Get an overview of the support on offer:

Disability Services

Resources Within UCL

UCL web pages for disability equality have key information for:

Students' Union, UCL

The Disabled Students’ Officer is the Students' Union, UCL contact person for disabled students. 

Apart from representing the experiences of disabled students on campus the Disabled Students’ Officer holds monthly meetings in which you can talk about your experiences. Find information about their events.

Students' Union, UCL Events