Disability and Learning Profiles

We aim to create an environment which enables students with disabilities to participate fully in university life without disadvantage. We understand disability in the broadest sense to include any condition which may have an impact on your day-to-day activities, such as mobility and sensory impairments, mental health problems, specific learning difficulties and medical conditions, including temporary disabilities or periods of ill health.

If you have a disability that may affect your ability to take part in learning and coursework, then you should contact the Student Disability Service (SDS) (disability.service@ed.ac.uk) as soon as possible to make an appointment for an assessment.  You don’t have to wait until Welcome Week or beyond to contact the SDS; you can do this as soon as you have confirmation that you are joining us at the Law School.  If you are a continuing student, you can contact SDS in the weeks prior to the start of the semester.  Acting early will help to ensure that any supports or adjustments that you require will be in place from the start of the semester. Also, please remember that disabilities include a wide range of medical and other conditions, and include anxiety, mental health concerns, depression and stress.  It is better to make an appointment for an assessment with the SDS than try to struggle through your studies hoping that things will get better.  The SDS staff will assess your condition and needs and, where appropriate, will draft a Schedule of Adjustments that will set out the supports and adjustments that you require in order to fully access learning within the University.


If you need additional advice, consult the Law School Disability Officers (Katy Macfarlane: (katy.macfarlane@ed.ac.uk) and Lindsay Jack (lindsay.jack@ed.ac.uk), or contact the Student Support Office (law.sso@ed.ac.uk).


You can also seek advice and support from the Student Disability Service directly. Visit the Student Disability Service Website