Support for deaf and hard of hearing students

The University provides a range of support services for deaf and hard of hearing students. If you are involved in student learning or teaching you can support deaf and hard of hearing students by adapting your communication approach. The guidelines provided here may or may not be applicable to the student you are teaching, however being familiar with the principles of deaf awareness will help you to adopt good communication practices when teaching deaf and hard of hearing students. Where possible you should have a discussion with the student about how you and your school can best support them during their time at University. Please bear in mind that this should be done discreetly. Further advice can be obtained from the local Disability Contact in your school.